Testing goes smoothly online and on paper, according to the state Education Department


Tennessee students have completed spring assessments, completing about 2 million tests over four weeks.

The report is in contrast to difficulties in testing last year, when online testing systems crashed and the state ended up disputing the online testing vendor’s invoice.

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. // FILE PHOTO

Commissioner Penny Schwinn on Tuesday announced that the spring assessment window closed on Friday, May 3, with approximately 2 million tests completed statewide. 1,390,710 test sessions were submitted online and the final round of paper assessment scorable materials should’ve been shipped yesterday to begin the scoring process.

According to Schwinn’s statement, “the four-week long testing window was incredibly smooth, thanks to a hard-working team at the department, excellent coordination from district leaders, and dedicated teachers who prepared their students well.

“Aside from minor issues related to user error or local infrastructure limitations, the computer-based testing processes were completed without incident.”

Districts can expect to receive testing results throughout May.

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