Gov. Haslam to hold listening tour in effort to improve statewide testing process
The six-stop tour will begin in Knoxville this Friday and will also include visits to Williamson County, Hamilton County, Shelby County, Greene County and Gibson County.
NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Gov. Bill Haslam announced his plans Tuesday to improve the state's testing system through a statewide listening tour.
According to the governor's office, the goals of the tour are the following:
- Engage in an open conversation about assessment and ways to improve administration
- Gather feedback that can inform a smooth delivery of state assessments this school year and beyond, including feedback on the selection of the state’s next assessment partner to be chosen later this school year
- Discuss how to better provide schools, educators, parents and students with meaningful and timely results from assessments
- Distinguish assessment content from delivery in an effort to focus on the value assessments can provide