Diane Black to TNReady System Administrators: ‘I Am Disappointed the State Continues to Waste Their Time’

On the heels of a disastrous first day of failures across the state of students’ series of troubles accessing the TNReady system Monday; on Tuesday, the system failed again.

Gubernatorial candidate Diane Black released a statement excoriating the the state’s inability to administer the program:

For years the state has chosen to force sweeping education reform and more standardized tests into our classrooms and time and time again, the state has failed to keep up their end of the bargain.

This week’s delays are not the fault of the educators or the students, but they are the ones who suffer from the missed class time as they sit and wait for the state to get its act together. Tennessee teachers are some of the hardest working in the nation, and I am disappointed the state continues to waste their time.

As The Tennessee Star previously reported:

After months of preparing for the annual year-end assessments, many Tennessee students struggled to log on to the TNReady testing platform Monday morning.

The Department of Education says the problem was quickly fixed by the vendor, and over 20,000 students took the test after the problems were resolved.

“We share the frustration that some students had challenges logging into Nextera this morning. Questar has fixed this issue, and thousands of students are on the platform now. Over 25,000 students have successfully completed TNReady tests as of this point today,” the Department of Education tweeted. “No server has crashed, and the issue was not statewide. This issue was not related to volume. Testing has resumed.”

Some districts saw the early errors as a warning of what was to come and chose to cancel testing for the day.


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4 Thoughts to “Diane Black to TNReady System Administrators: ‘I Am Disappointed the State Continues to Waste Their Time’”

  1. Baskerville

    Well, I am more conservative than Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn.

  2. […] this week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Diane Black chastised the State Department of Education for its role in the testing failures, noting that the teachers […]

  3. 83ragtop50

    So what will Ms. Black do about it when she is governor? It is easy to criticize this fiasco – which I have done repeatedly – but action is what is required. Make us a promise Ms. Black and keep that promise when elected.

    1. Horatio Bunce

      Here here! The Common Core Whores in Nashville lied and said it was state-led. They lied and said they repealed Common Core. If either one of those is true, why are we still following the exact federal government demands for the mandatory online testing required via multi-state testing consortia as part and parcel of Bredesen & Woodson’s Race to the Trough? Why is TN voluntarily wasting time and money on these online assessments that are “state-led”?