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Sharon Marlow
3 years ago
Our students, yes, our children, are being denied protection from predatory testing because our lawmakers care more about lining the pockets their testing company partners!

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Beth Rhodes
3 years ago
If the state has terminated the contract then just who is going to grade the tests for the high school students?! Doesn't seem quite fair to subject them to the torture regardless of whether the materials are in place or not.

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chance dailey
3 years ago
We have not been prepared enough and neither have the people who make the test

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Anna Humphrey
3 years ago
I'm signing because I took the first TN ready test and it was extremely stressful. I feel many of the questions on there were about topics that I haven't gone over. I love math and I didn't even get finished! My vote is to NOT do the TN ready test.

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Lauren Weems
3 years ago
I whole-heartedly agree with the petition. I feel this year has been nothing short of a fiasco and at this point it is simply a continuation of wasted time and tax payer dollars. It is very concerning and disappointing to me that our children have been subjected to all of the stress and drama regarding these tests. Not to mention the countless hours of what should have been class time, spent on practice tests. In my opinion, the entire TNREADY test is a complete debacle from top to bottom. Based on the practice quizzes that have been sent home, I can say that our kids are ill-prepared at the very best to take the TNREADY exam. We have seen nothing in the curriculum that even comes close to the sample TNREADY questions. I am not sure who is to blame for all of the chaos both in preparing and implementing this test but it is clear to me it is a complete and total disaster. At this point, it is simply a matter of throwing good money after bad.

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Pat Deskins
3 years ago
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phyllis tuthill
3 years ago
Testing is neither teaching nor learning. This testing scam is a disgrace to our state and an abuse of our kids and the educational system.

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Becky Sutton
3 years ago
My son has already lost valuable teaching and learning time due to this fiasco. Now, his end of the year rewards and field trips are being threatened because the materials have not arrived. He and many others have worked hard for these rewards and will not continue to work for these if it is taken away due to testing! Put a stop to part two now!

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Brian Corson
3 years ago
The amount of testing given to students, instead of actual classroom instruction is appalling and hindering the growth and education of our students.

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Amanda Silvers
3 years ago
As a first year teacher, I fear that the number of standards we've been asked to cover are not only unrealistic for the teacher, but also impossible to master for our students. This doesn't benefit our students. If anything, I feel it is harmful to them.