According to the Tennessee Department of Education, the state—one of less than 10 states that still use paper tests in middle school—is undergoing a multi-year phase-in to online testing.
Next spring, when TNReady tests are administered, students in some grades and subjects will continue taking tests on paper, while others will switch to online testing.
Students in grades third-eighth will take TNReady on paper for math, English and social studies.
Students in grades third-fourth will take their TNReady science test on paper, and students in grades fifth-eighth will take their science test online. Because the state is transitioning to new academic standards, science results will not count for students, teachers or schools.
Students in high school and those taking end-of-course exams will continue to test online.