Harwell Asks For Hearing On TNReady Scores

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) has asked for a hearing after nearly 10,000 TNReady tests were incorrectly scored.

Around 8,000 tests were scored too low and another 1,400 scored too high. There was also an issue linking teachers with the children in their classes.

Harwell released the following statement Monday:

“We have made great strides over the last several years in education, and we must be diligent in ensuring we continue these gains. We know that accountability has been a large part of this improvement. However, the news that nearly 10,000 TNReady tests were scored incorrectly has resulted in educators, parents, and legislators seeking answers. In addition, the amount of testing has also raised questions. To that end, I have asked Representative Jeremy Faison, the Chairman of the House Government Operations Committee, to hold a hearing on these issues surrounding testing. I look forward to the committee’s work so that we can ensure our students and educators have the tools they need to succeed.”

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