By now, you already know this year's TNReady test scores weren't used in students' final grades and can't be used in teacher evaluations. Widespread problems with administering the online tests vexed students, teachers, parents and lawmakers across the state.
In today's roundup, state officials say schools still will be held accountable for student performance. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires the state to collect and report other data about how schools are doing.
Chalkbeat previously looked into the state's new rating scale now that plans to give schools an A-F grade are off the table. The 0-4 scale will rate schools on six different performance indicators, not just TNReady scores.
Finally, next week is our school board candidate forum in Memphis. Do you know who wants to make the decisions for Shelby County Schools? Catch up by reading their stances on key education issues. If you're coming, please make sure you RSVP. And as the new bureau chief, I look forward to meeting you!
— Jacinthia Jones, bureau chief