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Williamson County waits for TCAP scores to release report cards

Posted: Updated: May 23, 2014 06:20 PM
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Williamson County School Board voted unanimously Friday to wait until TCAP scores are in before sending report cards home. 

"I think we have a responsibility not to change the rules at the end of the game," said schools director Dr. James Looney. "Our kids spend all year preparing for TCAP. Two weeks of testing time window was given for this and for it not to count at all, it just didn't feel like the right decision for Williamson County."

The decision will cost the county $113,61 in order to pay teachers to return to school from summer vacation to tabulate final grades. Each teacher that returns will be paid $150.

Teachers, whose last contracted day was Friday, are contracted to be paid for a certain amount of days.

Tennessee Department of Education officials announced earlier this week TCAP scores would be delayed due to the state changing its process of evaluating standardized test results.

The department gave districts three options: wait to send out report cards until after TCAP scores are available, send out report cards now without TCAP scores and then another when the scores can be added, or waive the TCAP requirement for this school year.

About 100 districts asked for the waiver.

Late Friday, the Department of Education announced it would be releasing TCAP Quick Scores by the end of the day, about one week earlier than anticipated.
News 2 attempted to contact Williamson County Schools to find out how the announcement would affect Friday's decision but employees left early due to graduation ceremonies and the end of the school year.
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