Tennessee’s Getting “Creative” on School Ratings

Tennessee’s Getting “Creative” on School Ratings

June 11, 2018

Marta W. Aldrich reports for Chalkbeat that Tennessee’s “plan to start grading its schools this year has taken a big detour,” thanks partially to recent online testing issues that “forced officials to toss out a new A-F grading system.” The state will now “rate each school on a scale of 0-4 on six different performance indicators” and “schools won’t receive a single overall grade or rating as initially planned.” Education Commissioner Candice McQueen says the change complies with both a new state law barring use of this year’s TNReady scores to assign letter grades to schools, as well as with ESSA.