After a host of problems with the TNReady during recent school years, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office announced Thursday the state will temporarily return to paper testing for the 2019-2020 school year.
Testing for this school year, the last year with the current vendor, starts Monday, April 8. The online version is set to be delivered as scheduled.
Lee’s office says the temporary move to paper testing will allow the new vendor to “establish an accountable, long-term solution to be put in place for students, teachers and taxpayers.”
“One year of paper-based testing will give the new vendor a full year to properly stand up a Tennessee office, hire exceptional talent, and make sure the assessment is ready for Tennessee classrooms,” said Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn.