NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) - Tennessee lawmakers took direct action after a fourth-straight day of problems with TNReady.
The Tennessee House passed an amendment that removes any negative impact from this year's TNReady testing failures for all schools, students, and teachers.
House members said they held the the budget hostage, putting it on hold in order to get this measure through first.
"We don't know what the results are going to be. We don't even know who is going to be able to deliver results. We don't know if there is going to be any results as a matter of fact," Parkinson said.
The amendment to House Bill 19-81 prevents the TNReady scores from putting schools on the priority list, prevents teacher evaluations from being harmed, and will not impact students final grades.
However, Parkinson said test results may be used in the event they are good and help the student, teacher, or school.
"If you want to use those results in regard to teacher performance or in regard to your school or the students final grade, they can use them if they so choose from 0 to 15 percent," he said.
Ultimately, Parkinson believes this year's TNReady tests should all be thrown out, and the state should request a waiver from the Department of Education.
State education officials said that there appears to have been a cyber attack on the computer system of the testing company that administers the online test.
Despite that, testing resumed.