Teachers Prepare For New Testing Standards

teacherTennessee teachers this summer are getting a first look at the new test that will replace TCAP.
WPLN reports schools had been preparing to switch to a nationally-available, computerized test until the legislature mandated Tennessee develop its own assessment.
The new test is called TNReady. The biggest difference between it and TCAP is the way the questions are asked. Instead of multiple choice, students in grades 3 through 11 will be given essay questions, even in math.
In an email and video to teachers, Commissioner Candice McQueen told them recently they can prepare for the new test by looking at sample questions. That will show them how questions will be asked. But they will have to wait until September to find out the curriculum standards the tests will cover.