You’ve heard by now that students will no longer take the TNReady on the computer on the MICA platform. Education Commissioner Candice McQueen made the announcement this week (2/8/16) after the platform crashed when students attempted to take the Writing Assessment.
Use this infographic to help you understand what happened, why is happened, what is means for teachers/students, and what you can do now to set your students up for success.
What does this mean for teachers and students?
Mostly, it means more change.
- Measurement Inc., the company responsible for implementing state-wide computerized testing, is rushing to print paper test for the writing assessment.
- We don’t know yet what the format for Part II will look like on paper. With the number of technology-integrated questions that require students to manipulate texts, sort information, and craft written responses, there are many unknowns.
- Continue teaching TNReady-aligned standards. TNReady will test the same standards using the same question types. Think about how the question types can be adapted for a paper test and put them in front of your students ASAP. Giving your students authentic, aligned practice is in your control even as the test continues to change.
For TNReady-aligned paper lessons, visit
Middle School Writer’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store.