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Changes to the TNReady Assessment
Changes to the TNReady Assessment

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.

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Tennessee Maintains Highest Graduation Rate on Record
Tennessee Maintains Highest Graduation Rate on Record

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced that the 2017-18 high school graduation rate held steady at 89.1 percent, which is the highest graduation rate on record for Tennessee.

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TNReady School-level Results Released
TNReady School-level Results Released

The Tennessee Department of Education released the state's 2018 TNReady school-level results Thursday, along with school and district student growth data.

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More Problems with School Testing in Rutherford County and Beyond
More Problems with School Testing in Rutherford County and Beyond

Evans stated, "We have ensured that these issues are not being caused by our systems, and we continue to work with the Tennessee Department of Education to address issues with its online testing platform."

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UPDATE: Rutherford County Delegation's Bill Moving Tennessee Away From Vehicle Emissions Testing Passes
UPDATE: Rutherford County Delegation's Bill Moving Tennessee Away From Vehicle Emissions Testing Passes

The idea for House Bill 1782 came following a report from the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) released last August revealing that all 95 Tennessee counties met federal air quality health standards...

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TNReady test scores will not count against students
TNReady test scores will not count against students

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.

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MORE Information on the ending of Auto Emission Testing in Rutherford County
MORE Information on the ending of Auto Emission Testing in Rutherford County

Reports indicate that we could see the State of Tennessee put a stop to auto emission testing.

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TNReady Testing Delayed in Rutherford County for Second Day
TNReady Testing Delayed in Rutherford County for Second Day

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".

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End of course testing did not take place in Rutherford County Schools Monday
End of course testing did not take place in Rutherford County Schools Monday

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County Schools stated, "The Tennessee Department of Education and its testing vendor, Questar, identified the problem, which was caused by a software conflict within the login system..."

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Lawmakers pass ruling to END Auto Emission Testing in Tennessee
Lawmakers pass ruling to END Auto Emission Testing in Tennessee

On Monday (4/16/18) evening, lawmakers in the Volunteer State voted to end what many view as the burdensome auto emission testing of vehicles.

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State Department of Education Announces New Steps to Reduce Testing
State Department of Education Announces New Steps to Reduce Testing

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.

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TNReady Standardized Tests Score could count Larger Percentage of Student's Final Grade
TNReady Standardized Tests Score could count Larger Percentage of Student's Final Grade

Midstate students may have a tougher time getting good grades if a proposed bill passes.

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Could July 2018 be the END to Auto Emission Testing in Rutherford County?
Could July 2018 be the END to Auto Emission Testing in Rutherford County?

It looks as if more and more people are voicing their thoughts on auto emission testing and suggesting that the test are no longer needed.

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Rutherford County Schools earns coveted 'Exemplary' award for Tennessee
Rutherford County Schools earns coveted 'Exemplary' award for Tennessee

Rutherford County Schools has received the highest performance designation available, based on awards announced today by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Tennessee Elementary and Middle School Students Set New Baseline with TNReady Results
Tennessee Elementary and Middle School Students Set New Baseline with TNReady Results

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.

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Tennessee School Districts Show Improvement in Second Year of TNReady EOC Results
Tennessee School Districts Show Improvement in Second Year of TNReady EOC Results

64 School districts improved the percent of Black, Hispanic, and Native American students who scored on track or mastered and 57 districts had more students with disabilities scoring on track...

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Standardized Test Scores Will Not Be Part of Final Grades for Co. Students
Standardized Test Scores Will Not Be Part of Final Grades for Co. Students

Results from the recent Tennessee standardized tests will not be factored into the final report card scores for students attending Rutherford County Schools this year, in accordance with state rules and regulations.

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County Finishing Up TNReady; City Tests This Week
County Finishing Up TNReady; City Tests This Week

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.

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Free Early Childhood Screening
Free Early Childhood Screening

Rutherford County School's will host their annual free Early Childhood Screening on March 18th.

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TNReady Test to be Scored - Will it be Good?
TNReady Test to be Scored - Will it be Good?

As for the scores that will be reveled on the tests, reports to WGNS indicate that multiple teachers in Rutherford County told their students that the testing will not count for anything prior to students taking the tests.

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TnReady Testing Begins This Week
TnReady Testing Begins This Week

Rutherford County school students are scheduled to begin taking the pen and paper version of the TnReady Assessment this week.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Director on TNReady Failures
Murfreesboro City Schools Director on TNReady Failures

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.

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County Schools Director Shares Frustration on TNReady Failures
County Schools Director Shares Frustration on TNReady Failures

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.

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UPDATE: TNReady Assessment Failure Leads to Pencil and Paper Use
UPDATE: TNReady Assessment Failure Leads to Pencil and Paper Use

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.

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Little change in school achievement test in Rutherford County
Little change in school achievement test in Rutherford County

The latest achievement results for Rutherford County Schools show similar trends to the statewide outcomes, which were released today by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Sheriff Candidates passed drug test
Sheriff Candidates passed drug test

WGNS followed up on a recent political forum question and asked if Rutherford County Sheriff candidates would submit to a drug test right now...

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Candidates for Rutherford County Sheriff are asked if they would take a drug test on WGNS
Candidates for Rutherford County Sheriff are asked if they would take a drug test on WGNS

WGNS followed up on a recent political forum question and asked if Rutherford County Sheriff candidates would submit to a drug test right now...

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ACT To Adjust Testing
ACT To Adjust Testing

The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students’ scores. The exam’s traditional 36-point scale remains unchanged.

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SOON: 2014 GED Testing to be More Expensive and Tougher Too??
SOON: 2014 GED Testing to be More Expensive and Tougher Too??
The new test will be more rigorous and expensive.  Currently it costs $75 to take the GED.  After January 1, the cost will be $120.  The test will now all be computer based. 
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