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April 19, 2017
Drop TNReady scores from teacher evaluations, urge Shelby County leaders
The county's Board of Commissioners votes unanimously to urge the state to use TNReady results as only a “diagnostic” tool.
April 18, 2017
‘I think you will do well,’ says governor to Tennessee students preparing for TNReady
Tennessee's youngest students who began testing this week receive a pep talk from Haslam and a No. 2 pencil courtesy of SCORE.
TNReady or not
April 13, 2017
Tennessee promises this year will be different when TNReady testing begins, but some educators are anxious
After last year's botched debut of its standardized test, the state prepares to try again with a new testing company, a revised test, and a new game plan.
Here We Go
April 11, 2017
Testing materials delivered as Tennessee schools prepare to try TNReady again
Testing coordinators at the state's 1,800 public schools should now have TNReady materials following deliveries this week by Questar.
March 30, 2017
For the first time, Tennessee school voucher advocates are pushing for TNReady in private schools. Here’s why.
If Tennessee private schools want to take advantage of public money that could soon be flowing their way, they might have to become…
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.
March 27, 2017
To test or not to test? That’s the question families face as students head into state exams this week
Here’s what you need to know as students start taking English exams on Tuesday.
March 15, 2017
Last year, Ritz’s computer-based testing plan was largely dismissed. Today, McCormick adopted part of it as her own.
These “computer-adaptive” exams adjust the difficulty-level of questions as kids get right or wrong answers.
March 10, 2017
Get ready for the 2017 ISTEP test with these 13 practice questions
Schools can begin giving the multiple choice section in mid-April.
February 22, 2017
Tennessee will halve science and social studies tests for its youngest students
Responding to complaints of over-testing, Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announces plans to slim down assessments for third- and fourth-graders.
February 13, 2017
Proposed bill that has governor’s blessing would drop PARCC from Colorado high schools
Lawmakers are stopping short of eliminating the ninth grade testing requirement.
Politics of testing
February 9, 2017
From ISTEP to ILEARN: GOP test plan clears first legislative hurdle
A proposal to replace ISTEP won approval from Indiana’s House Education Committee today.
February 6, 2017
You’re representing Tennessee, says State Board chairman to students testing for the Nation’s Report Card
A sampling of Tennessee students have begun taking math and reading tests to gauge academic progress for the upcoming Nation's Report Card.
January 19, 2017
One year after TNReady collapse, Tennessee unveils plan to test online again
All high schools will administer the test online in 2018, followed the next year by other grades.
January 11, 2017
‘ILEARN’ test would replace ISTEP in 2019 under House GOP plan
Behning’s bill is the first to outline a plan to replace the test, and it still faces a number of legislative hurdles.
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