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McQueen defends achievement testing in Tennessee schools
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Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen contends a vast majority of teachers enjoy the evaluation process.
Despite the widespread criticism of student achievement testing in Tennessee, a clear majority of Tennessee teachers report the assessment process has made them better at their job, the state’s Commissioner of Education, Dr. Candice McQueen, told the Rotary Club of McMinnville on Thursday. McQueen indicated 71 percent of educators say evaluation has led to improvements in their teaching, quoting from the 2018 statewide educator survey conducted by her Department of Education. She added 65 percent of teachers “reported they feel more empowered, versus constrained, to teach in ways they feel are best for their students.”