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Tennessee has had endless problems with its state tests. They are called TNReady, but they are NeverReady.
The British publishing house has been dropped by other states, but Tennessee is placing its bet on Pearson.
Pearson’s PARCC Test encouraged 200,000 students to opt out of state testing in New York.
Texas dropped Pearson, perhaps when it realized that $500 million a year was excessive.
Good luck, Tennessee!
On the other hand, why not try a radical experiment and trust teachers to judge the progress of their students? They know what they taught and they know their students. Think of the savings!