TNReady Effect On Teacher Evaluations Questioned

Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 13:12:24-05

Nashville's school board has joined Knox County Schools in calling for test scores to not be used for teacher evaluations this school year.

According to reports, the Metro Nashville Public Schools Board unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution that urged state officials to either provide a waiver this year in using TNReady for teacher evaluations or allow districts to use only observation data for teacher evaluations.

School board member Jill Speering said she agrees with many teachers who have said that using TNReady scores in its first year is inappropriate.

The Knox County school board approved a similar resolution in December.

Representative David Byrd, R-Waynesboro, has filed a bill asking for a two-year exemption of TNReady student growth scores on teacher evaluations.