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TN Ready Information and FAQ

General Frequently Asked Questions

does my child come to school? 

This will depend on your child’s grade level and whether she/he is a distance or in-person learner. Please refer to our TN Ready Testing Schedule homepage for information.  


What assessments will my child be taking? 

All 3rd-5th grade students will take the English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science assessments. 2nd Grade students will be taking ELA and Math. K-1 students will be completing the ESGI benchmark assessments with their teachers individually 


What will my in-person learner do on the days that she/he is not is school? 

In-person learners will have asynchronous learning (stay home) days when they are not in school. However, Zoom classes will not be held. Students will have paper packets or other assignments to be completed.  


Can we opt out of state assessment? 

No. Families are not permitted to opt out of state testing.  


Will after-school care with YMCA be available? 

After-school care with YMCA will be available for in-person leaners on the days that they are in school. 

After school care with YMCA WILL NOT be available for the following dates: 
Friday, April 23 
Monday April 26 
Friday, April 30 
Monday, May 3 
Friday, May 7 
Monday, May 10 
Friday, May 11 


Can my child take the test at home? 

No. For testing security reasons, testing cannot be completed at home.  


If my child misses a day of testing, will there be a make-up day? 

Yes. 2nd-5th grade students will have their own assigned make-up days from May 10-12. Teachers may have students' complete make-up assessments before May 10-12, if scheduling permits.  


What if my in-person learner is quarantined during testing? 

If your child completes her/his quarantine before May 12, she/he will be able to complete TN Ready on an assigned make-up day or other scheduled time.  


Will in-person learners have access to lunch on asynchronous (stay home) learning days? 

Students that are not scheduled to test can request meals for pickup. Contact our Food Service Department for meals by calling (615) 904-3812 

Email: [email protected] 


Distance Learner Frequently Asked Questions


Will my distance learner be testing neaother students? 

All students will be socially distanced for testing. The number of distance learners in each classroom is typically small, so you don’t need to worry about your child being in a large group. Masks will also be required.  


Can my distance learner test on different days? 

No. For testing security reasons, all students must test on their assigned testing days. Make-up days should only be used in the event of illness or other emergency 


Will my distance learner be provided with lunch? 

Yes. Lunch will be served.  


Will my distance learner have Zoom lessons when they are at home? 

Nowith the exception of 1st grade. 1st grade will have scheduled Zoom meetings.  


Where do I drop off my distance learner for testing? 

Park your car and walk your child to your teacher’s back door. Students should be dropped off at their teacher’s back door between 7:15 AM and 7:30 AM. 


What if my distance learner is riding the bus? 

Students who ride buses will enter the gym between 6:45 AM and 7:15 AM. Students will be guided to their classroom at 7:15 AM.