Panelists address school technology in Tennessee

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Business leaders and school officials met to discuss the state of technology in Sumner County (Tenn.) Schools and ways to address areas of need at a panel discussion hosted by COMPASS and the Hendersonville Young Professional Council at Volunteer State Community College.

While classroom technology hasn’t been a priority in years’ past, the subject has been pushed to the forefront now with new online assessments coming to Sumner schools with the start of the 2014-15 school year.

Tennessee will do away with the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program Achievement Test (TCAP) after the coming school year. In its place, Tennessee became one of about two dozen states in 2010 to join the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career. The new PARCC Assessment will measure math and language skills for grades 3-11 through online tests.

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