Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced changes in the delivery of the TNReady assessment for the current school year and additional changes that will take effect beginning in the 2019-20 school year.
State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) congratulated students, parents and the staff in the Murfreesboro Public School District for being identified as a top 10 district based on improvement in 6-8 grade English language arts (ELA).
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced several new steps on Thursday to improve the state's TNReady student assessment, including recompeting the state's current testing vendor contract.
The Rutherford County School Board will meet Thursday and is expected to take up a motion to allow local schools to NOT count TNReady scores this year.
The decision was made after three days of testing that began with what the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) says was a deliberate attack on the computer system, which kept students from logging in to take the test.
TNReady testing continues to hit bumps in the road. This after numerous school districts statewide - including Rutherford County - reported problems on the first day of testing. Problems persisted Tuesday with what the Tennessee Department of Education called a "deliberate attack".
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19. The recommendations are the first to be released by the state's third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment - which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state - and they resulted from months of analysis and discussion, as well as additional surveys of high school teachers and parents.
Rutherford County Schools Supervisor of Instruction Richard Zago tells NewsRadio WGNS it was actually staff within the local central office that discovered anomalies in scoring at Blackman and Holloway High Schools that caused the state to look into it.
Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced TNReady results for students in grades 3-8 today, following an extended scoring and review process led by Tennessee educators.
It's testing time for local school students. City Schools spokeswoman Lisa Trail tells NewsRadio WGNS while county students are wrapping up, Murfreesboro City students are testing all this week.
At the Tennessee Board of Education meeting last week, Commissioner McQueen announced the department's proposal to phase TNReady scores into high school student grades over the next three years...
Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has unveiled new TNReady score reports, which provide more information than ever before for parents, educators, and students on individual student achievement and growth.
The Tennessee Department of Education is suspending TNReady testing for grades 3-8 immediately but testing for high schools will continue as planned, Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen announced Wednesday. Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom responds.
Rutherford County school students are scheduled to begin taking the pen and paper version of the TnReady Assessment this week.
The director of Murfreesboro City Schools shares the same feelings of frustration shared by other school systems, parents and educators concerning the technology failures of TNReady.
Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom sent an email to parents, sharing his frustrations on the failure of the TNReady assessments and answering some questions.
Students in Rutherford County and around the state were prepared to take the TNReady Assessment Tests only to find out the online system at the state level failed. Testing now to be done by paper and pencil.
If the student is working on a question that has two answers, he or she will have to check both answers to get it right.
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