“I think the law is pretty clear on what they’re supposed to be doing, and anybody who messes with the scores should lose their job,” Beavers, a Mount Juliet Republican, said.
One political consultant/attorney, Steve Gill of Gill Media, also questioned whether the department has the legal authority to waive state law. Tennessee Code Annotated 49-1-617 requires TCAP scores to be included in students’ grades, he said. State law also prohibits changing test scores, he said.
“They have the scores; they don’t like the scores,” he said. “That’s not grounds to change them or to waive the school districts from complying with state law because the commissioner of education doesn’t like the way they turn out.”
Everyone knows had the TCAP Scores been good or even mediocre, they would have been released without delay. Time is money, mistakes have been made, and heads should roll or at the least Huffman should resign.....