Knox County Director of Schools Bob Thomas told school board members at a work session Monday that while high school students will take the TNReady tests online this year, grades 3-8 will still take them on paper and the scores won’t arrive in time to be part of students’ final grades.
Thomas said the paper tests will require additional delivery and scanning time. High schools should not be impacted.
Delays and setbacks for TNReady over the past few years have prompted changes. The Tennessee Department of Education hired a new company to provide testing for the 2016-2017 school year.
Scores from last year’s tests were finally released last month after months of delays.