The House and Senate conference committee recommended the following amendments be adopted. This measure passed in the House (84–1) and in the Senate (24–1) on Thursday April 19th, 2018.
- If there is an unsuccessful administration through the fault of the provider:
- An incident report must be provided to the Department and to districts affected. The incident report must provide remediation plans that will result in reportable scores. If possible, the vendor will reimburse the district for any tests that result invalid or unreportable and shall give students impacted by misadministration the opportunity to retake the test free of charge.
- If the vendor fails to respond as above, the state can consider this a breach of contract and this can result in the state no longer using the vendor.
- Each local board of education can choose between 0% and 15% that scores from 2017–2018 TNReady will count for students final grades in spring semester.
- Student performance and student growth data from 2017–2018 TNReady shall not be used to assign a letter grade to a school.
- Student performance and student growth data from 2017–2018 TNReady shall not be used to identify a school as a priority school or to assign a school to the achievement school district.
- For 2017–2018, districts cannot base employment termination and compensation decisions for teachers based on data from 2017–2018 TNReady assessments and scores.