TNReady technical issues plague Hamilton Co. schools Monday

Problems reported in online TNReady tests

Problems reported in online TNReady tests

It is not clear whether any Mid-South districts faced testing problems. This issue was not related to volume.

Technical difficulties with Tennessee's testing platform, TNReady, caused testing issues for students in some districts around the state on Monday.

In a news release from the Mississippi Department of Education, State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright announced she will convene the first Mississippi Student Testing Task Force. Last year, state officials announced almost 10,000 assessment tests were incorrectly scored by Questar.

Many parents questioned how the issue was not "statewide" after issues were reported from districts in Cumberland, Cannon, Rutherford, Knox, Washington, Grundy and several other counties.

But, according to an email sent around 10:30 Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen, the issue has been resolved.

The state was then forced to suspend testing for grades 3 through 8 after the company was unable to get backup paper tests to a number of schools.

At numerous nine Hamilton County schools today, students were sent back to class while awaiting a resolution. "Schools resumed their testing schedule this afternoon".

Monday marked the beginning of testing for high school students in a variety of subjects, including math, English, biology, history and geography. The TDOE said more than 25,000 students were able to complete their TNReady exams at this point today. Check back with the Times Free Press for updates.

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