Williamson County Schools Director: TNReady Rollout "Beyond Ridiculous"

Posted at 3:15 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 20:21:41-04

After a slew of malfunctions, Williamson County Schools Director Mike Looney has been lashing out against Tennessee's student testing system - TNReady.

This week he tweeted that it was the worst state testing process he's ever seen, calling the process “beyond ridiculous.”

Looney said the TNReady problems have been so bad, the state should just stop what it's doing this year, so teachers can simply teach kids.

“The reality of it is, we shouldn't be testing at this point,” Looney said. “We're taking away precious time for a flawed process, and that's unfortunate.”

The Commissioner of the state Department of Education has resisted calls for her resignation over the TN Ready Process.

The state has listed both a cyber-attack and a severed fiber line as reasons why the state testing rollout has been so troublesome once again this year.