[Testing expert Fred Smith points out that Questar is owned by ETS. Much ado about nothing.]

Tennessee Governor Haslam says the state may drop Questar, its exam vendor, because of three straight years of problems with the state tests.

The contract may go to ETS, he said.

One positive note in the testing failure is that data won’t be available to assign low-scoring schools to the failed and ineffectual “Achievement School District.”

Tennessee likes to boast about how it moved from the cellar on NAEP to the middle, but the article cited here was written before the release of NAEP 2017, where scores in the state mostly declined compared to 2015.