Tennessee governor calls for one-year pause on computer-based testing

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: April 04, 2019 6:09 PM CT | Published: April 04, 2019 1:25 PM CT
<strong>The proposal signals that legislative leaders don't think the state&rsquo;s next vendor will have time to ramp up for online testing by spring 2020, when the bulk of Tennessee&rsquo;s students take TNReady.</strong>&nbsp;(Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

The proposal signals that legislative leaders don't think the state’s next vendor will have time to ramp up for online testing by spring 2020, when the bulk of Tennessee’s students take TNReady. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian file)

Special to the Daily Memphian

Marta W. Aldrich

Marta W. Aldrich is the senior statehouse correspondent at Chalkbeat Tennessee. A newswoman for The Associated Press for most of her career, Marta has covered state government, politics, business, education and other Tennessee news. She has served as news editor of United Methodist News Service and features editor of American Profile magazine. Marta is a graduate of Memphis City Schools and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Tennessee already has walked back its transition to online testing two times since 2016 when a wholesale switch failed miserably, prompting then-Education Commissioner Candice McQueen to cancel most of that year’s tests and fire Measurement Inc.

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