Schools will be on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Due to a lack of confidence in the state’s online testing platform by the Tennessee Department of Education and in the best interest of students, TNReady for students in grades 3-11 will be administered using paper and pencil (both Part I and Part II). Additional information will be communicated to parents once new testing dates have been set.
In guidance received from the Tennessee Department of Education in August, 2015, districts were notified that we had the option to exclude a student’s state assessment scores from final grades if the district doesn’t receive the scores at least five instructional days before the end of the school year (or semester for high schools on block schedule in the fall). The approximate earliest dates for release of scores for 2015-16 communicated by the TDOE are the week of February 3 for fall high school block classes and the week of June 6 for spring high school block classes and traditional year-long schedules. Both of these fall outside of Johnson City’s end dates for both semesters.
In addition, students taking the TNReady Math and ELA assessments in Tennessee this year are asked to complete a survey at the end of each assessment. Copies of these surveys are found here:
Johnson City Schools is aware of the implications of opening school during less than perfect conditions and of the delaying or closing of school when poor weather conditions exist or are predicted. The school system knows that it serves students within an area whose transportation system has difficulty operating efficiently when the road and/or temperature conditions are not safe.