Nearly 1/3 of school districts appeal TCAP scores

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A school superintendents group says nearly four dozen Tennessee public school districts would have appealed coding errors relating to TCAP test results if that were an option.

The Tennessean quoted a letter from Wayne Miller, executive director of the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents to state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. In the letter sent Wednesday, Miller stated being allowed to review and correct demographic data would provide more accurate testing results and help school systems make better intervention choices.

Miller said 45 of the state's 136 school districts would have appealed.

The issue is driven by the state letting the Metro Nashville schools correct demographic coding errors on standardized tests. The result was that the system move from a "needs improvement" rating to an "intermediate" status.


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