To help students learn more, teachers need good data about where children are excelling and where they need more support. That’s why assessments like TNReady are an important part of the learning cycle. TNReady was designed with feedback from Tennessee educators to create a summative assessment that is aligned with the academic standards teachers use every day in the classroom. Teachers can build a learning partnership with parents and students by explaining how they use assessment data in their instruction.
TNReady was developed by Tennessee teachers and education experts to go hand in hand with the Tennessee-designed academic standards, so students are being tested on what they’re actually learning.
TNReady mirrors the kind of high-quality work students are already doing in their classrooms, so the best preparation for TNReady is day-to-day instruction from Tennessee teachers. Less test preparation, more instruction.
TNReady is designed to measure whether students are actually on track for the next grade and are acquiring the 21st Century skills necessary to be prepared for college or a career by graduation.
The TNReady score reports will provide more in-depth feedback than any previous statewide assessment about a student’s subject-specific skills and knowledge. Good data help support great teaching and learning.
Last year, Tennessee selected Questar, a national leader in large-scale assessments, as the new vendor for TNReady.
Most students – and all students in grades 3-8 – will take TNReady on paper. A phased-in transition to online tests begins this year with some high schools in 25 districts.
Based on feedback from Tennessee’s teachers, TNReady is being adjusted this year to preserve more time for classroom instruction. The assessments have been consolidated into a single state-testing window and are being administered in shorter subparts that better fit with classroom schedules.
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The Expect More, Achieve More Coalition wants every Tennessee student to graduate ready to take on the world and win. We provide information and support to K-12 educators and parents so they can help students meet high academic expectations, develop real-world skills, and show what they know and can do on high-quality annual state assessments.