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U.S. Secretary of Education: Without TNReady Scores, Tennessee Should Look Elsewhere for Accountability

U.S. Secretary of Education John King said Monday that Tennessee must look to other indicators to evaluate its academic performance this year after canceling its new standardized assessment last week for most students.

King, who was the keynote speaker at the Education Writers Association national conference in Boston, said the state can look to statistics such as graduation rates and absenteeism to fill the void due to the cancellation of testing in grades 3-8 this year.