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June 27, 2018
Tennessee teachers have a new voice. Meet the next leader of the state’s largest teacher group
When Beth Brown takes office July 1 as the new president of the Tennessee Education Association, she’ll become the youngest elected leader of…
Taking a hit
May 14, 2018
By getting testing wrong again, Tennessee could undo what it may be getting right
Many stakeholders worry that public outcry over this year’s sloppy TNReady testing will unravel years of carefully crafted accountability systems.
Rounding a corner
May 2, 2018
After two rocky weeks, Tennessee testing settles down for the homestretch
Students tackling online state exams relish a stretch of normalcy this week after days of technical problems with TNReady.
April 16, 2018
TNReady is back online, and technical problems are back too
Tennessee's return to statewide online testing starts off bumpy, but state officials promise it will go better on Tuesday.
April 12, 2018
Two years after massive testing snafus, Tennessee will test more students online than ever
TNReady begins April 16 and ends May 4, with high schoolers easing Tennessee back into statewide online testing.
May 9, 2017
TNReady took almost twice as long as Tennessee tests in 2012. Here’s why.
Elementary and middle school students took about eight hours of end-of-year tests this year, an amount consistent with national trends toward longer tests.
April 17, 2017
Unlike last year, TNReady testing starts without hiccups in Tennessee
On the first day of the state's testing window, nearly 11,000 students use a new online system without issue.
By the numbers
March 29, 2017
Early reports indicate New York opt-out rates are decreasing statewide, a possible sign of eased tension
The number of families refusing to take the controversial tests seems to have decreased slightly in Rochester, the Hudson Valley, Buffalo and Albany.
March 16, 2017
For third straight year, TNReady prompts Tennessee to adjust teacher evaluation formula
The State Department of Education is asking for another change to teacher evaluations in response to last year’s test cancellation of TNReady.
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.
April 21, 2016
Tennessee braces for TNReady testing delays — again — as state blames testing vendor — again
High school testing materials have arrived on time, but materials for grades 3-8 will be late, according to the State Department of Education.
Choosing to refuse
March 16, 2016
Opt-out movement gains foothold in Tennessee as more parents and students refuse state assessment
The opt-out wave is beginning to gain traction in Tennessee, a year after mass numbers of students refused tests in states including New York, Washington, and Colorado.
February 5, 2016
These 22 education bills are still alive halfway through Indiana's 2016 legislative session
The bills switch chambers and could begin hearings as early as next week.
February 3, 2016
Technology concerns surface as Indiana approaches next ISTEP exam
Board members today said they were worried about computer glitches after a few statewide "stress tests."
February 2, 2016
Lawmakers send bill that would kill ISTEP to the Indiana Senate
The measure, which passed 86-11, would set a deadline to end the test in 2017.
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