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Watch the TNReady Scoring Update Webinar

Wednesday, October 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Audrey Shores
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As flaws with the new assessments and vendors continue, our members continue to call on us to advocate for separating assessment results from their evaluations, which have an impact on their futures and careers. 

 

We look forward to working with the Tennessee Department of Education, policymakers and other education stakeholders to resolve ongoing issues.

 

 

  • Additionally, the department will update the individual TVAAS growth measures for the 230 teachers who may be impacted by these student score changes for EOC. We are reaching out to those educators to let them know about this issue through TNCompass.
  • Questar has taken full responsibility for the error and has correctly re-scored, at no cost to the state, the impacted assessments. The corrected results have already been returned to districts.
  • The data quality process effectively identified this issue in partnership with districts, and we will continue to conduct rigorous data quality checks going forward and will continue to be transparent in our reporting. Additionally, as the state moves to online assessments these types of data errors associated with the scanner programming will be less likely.
  • Though we have reported more than 99% of grades 3-8 and EOC score data correctly, we expect 100% accuracy. We hold our vendor and ourselves to the highest standard of delivery because that is what students, teachers, and families in Tennessee deserve.
  • Our educators work tirelessly to help students prepare for success. TNReady results help teachers, students, and parents learn about students’ strengths and areas for growth, and they provide specific feedback that can help parents understand how they can to best support their child.

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