Murfreesboro City Schools Director on TNReady Failures

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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. That's the student assessments that took the place of T-CAP in schools. Dr. Linda Gilbert tells NewsRadio WGNS the move to new standards, new accountability and new testing modality was a big bite to take all at once...

With the new TNReady assessment, there are two separate times for testing, which is now and also in April. Dr. Gilbert says they're close to settling on new testing dates after the first one ended as quickly as it began because of technology failures...

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Gilbert says she's hopeful the state will grant a waiver to students, so the test won't impact their grades. Additionally, she hopes schools, school districts and teachers won't be impacted by the testing this year in regards to their ranking or effectiveness in the classroom.

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Gilbert added after the dust settles and this year's assessments are squared away, there needs to be an evaluation of testing itself in Tennessee...

Parents of students in Murfreesboro City Schools will be receiving information - likely this week - about the rescheduled TNReady testing that will take place in the coming weeks.

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