Severed fiber cable halts some TNReady testing again

The glitchy rollout of TNReady to replace Tennessee's TCAP test is sparking debate and anxiety.

A severed fiber cable line that delivers internet across the state caused yet another halt to TNReady testing on Thursday.

"The telecommunications industry has confirmed the main fiber cable between Nashville and Atlanta has been cut," the state Department of Education said in an email to district leaders Thursday morning. "Telecommunication vendors are reaching out and calling impacted districts directly, and we will continue to keep you posted as we learn more from them."

Some districts, including Collierville Schools, said on Twitter they would suspend testing for the day.

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