Roane County Director of Schools Gary Aytes has seen a lot during his more than four decades in education.
Wednesday was a first, however.
The Tennessee Department of Education announced the termination of its testing contract with Measurement Inc., along with the suspension of all state testing in grades 3-8.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Aytes said. “I took standardized tests when I was in elementary school, and I’ve been in this 41 years, and we’ve always given one.”