Star Staff Reports
State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday waiving several requirements for all Tennessee schools in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the recent tornadoes in Middle Tennessee.
The bill includes the following changes to requirements:
- Allow schools to end their school year without 180 days of instruction.
- Suspend the requirement for the 2019-20 spring administration of the TNReady and end-of-course assessments. Schools and districts would be allowed to continue with testing if they choose, but none would be required.
- Teacher evaluations, student final grades and school district assessments would be unaffected by any testing, unless including a score leads to a higher grade.