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December 20, 2017
Here’s why people are talking about Tennessee, a ‘bright green rectangle’ on a new U.S. map of student growth
The Volunteer State has never turned heads when it comes to student proficiency, but it’s now raising eyebrows on student growth.
March 30, 2017
In final year of Common Core, Tennessee teachers can use practice test questions from PARCC
As TNReady testing approaches in mid-April, teachers are looking for practice questions to prep their students for the state's revamped assessment.
Making the grade
December 15, 2016
Tennessee schools soon will receive letter grades. But will poverty be considered?
Not everyone is in agreement about what should constitute an A under Tennessee's new system for evaluating schools.
More than scores
July 20, 2016
Beyond test scores, Tennessee looks at how to evaluate districts and schools under ESSA
With the switch to ESSA looming, state leaders consider which metrics to include in the state's accountability plan.
June 14, 2016
Theme of Tennessee’s testing task force meeting: ‘We’re in a transition phase’
Commissioner Candice McQueen's testing task force focuses on how the state will reshape its accountability system in light of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
February 17, 2016
Few answers as state education officials testify about testing breakdown
Just how did years of preparation for online testing in Tennessee collapse in a matter of hours last week?
February 8, 2016
Ready for TNReady? It starts this week. Here’s what you should know
Beginning this week, Tennessee officially enters a new era of testing as most students in grades 3 to 11 start taking state achievement assessments online.
August 31, 2015
New state test will mean delayed score release during first year
Release of the initial TNReady scores will be delayed from the summer until the fall as student answers are analyzed by a panel of state-appointed teachers.
June 18, 2015
Five takeaways from Tennessee’s ‘quick score’ flap
After a month of explanations, here’s what we know — and what we don't know — about the confusion that erupted over this year's preliminary state achievement test scores.
Student & School Performance
June 1, 2015
Education officials criss-cross state to clarify, apologize for TCAP flap
Shelby County teachers pack a Memphis union hall, seeking answers amid confusion over this year's state achievement test scores and calling for greater transparency.
May 28, 2015
State officials apologize to educators, citing miscommunication about recent TCAP results
State Education Department officials apologize for a miscommunication about TCAP quick score that prompted some educators to wonder if the results were inflated.
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