Tennessee public school districts are required to include TNReady test scores in student course grade calculations unless test scores are not returned before the final five instructional days of the school year. TNReady achievement test scores for grades three through eight and for high school End of Course (EOC) Exams will count as 10 percent of a student’s final grade in the tested subjects. This is a change for the EOC exams, as test scores previously counted as 25 percent of the semester grade. TNReady test scores will not factor into Social Studies grades in 3-8, since this subject is being field tested this spring.
The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) will provide Quick Score reports with students’ raw (number correct) scores. However, unlike past years, Quick Score reports will not include numerical grades. Each public school district will now determine its own conversion of raw scores to numeric grades, so the Research, Assessment and Evaluation Department will provide schools a conversion chart for each tested subject.
Students who are absent with an unexcused absence and unable to make up any portion of TNReady will receive the minimum exam grade on our numerical grading scale (50 for the achievement test in grades 3-8 or 0 for End of Course exams). Students who miss the achievement test in grades 3-8 with an excused absence will not be penalized.
The Tennessee Department of Education does not allow students to opt out of state mandated assessments. If a student attends school on the day of test administration, the student will be expected to take the test. Alternative activities cannot be provided during the test administration. In the event of a test refusal, the student will receive the minimum exam grade (50).
Mrs. Melinda Williams