Approximately 10,000 students received wrong TNReady scores

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - About 9,400 students across the state of Tennessee received the wrong TNReady Scores. 

The EOC scoring issue impacted about 70 schools in 33 districts. 

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In an emailed statement sent out by the Tennessee Department of Education, the sate said less than one-percent of student scores are affected by the issue, and there is no impact on statewide results. 

The department said the issues stem from a scanning program used by the testing assessment vendor Questar. 

According to the department, Questar’s scanner programming error resulted in five form versions of the EOC tests being scored incorrectly, out of 275 versions administered across all content areas. 

Questar’s Chief Operating Officer released a statement apologizing for the error. 

“Questar takes responsibility for and apologizes for this scoring error. We are putting in additional steps in our processes to prevent any future occurrence. We are in the process of producing revised reports and committed to doing so as quickly as possible.”

– Brad M. Baumgartner, Chief Operating Officer. 

The Tennessee Department of Education said it is reaching out to impacted districts to ensure they understand the score issue and have a chance to ask questions as the department moves to finalize results. 

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