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Dr. Bruce Borchers T. PhD

Superintendent

Oak Ridge Schools

Direct Phone: (865) ***-****       

Email: b***@***.edu

Oak Ridge Schools

304 New York Ave.

Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

United States

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Background Information

Employment History

Superintendent
Rockwood School District

Affiliations

Board Member
United Way Of Anderson County Inc

Education

bachelor's degree

Morningside College

doctorate in education

University of Minnesota

master's degrees

University of South Dakota

master's degrees

Wayne State College

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In a statement sent to teachers ...

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In a statement sent to teachers and families Thursday, Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Bruce Borchers explained the reasons for the cancellation of the TNReady test. He also said state-mandated end of course testing for high school and some middle school students will continue. Borchers sent his message via email to The Oak Ridger Thursday morning. "Yesterday (Wednesday) the Commissioner of Education announced that the Tennessee Department of Education was suspending the state required TNReady testing in grades 3-8. As justification for the decision, the Commissioner cited a history of missed deadlines, a lack of confidence in Measurement Inc., and a desire to limit further disruptions for the students. "Even though TNReady testing in grades 3-8 has been canceled there is still testing taking place in Oak Ridge Schools. The state required end-of-course examinations for certain high school courses, including those offered at the middle schools, are still being administered as well as local assessments given in grades K-8 that we use to find and meet the needs of our students," Borchers wrote.

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Borchers and McQueen addressed the concerns any teachers may have about how this situation might affect their individual evaluations.
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Teachers who do not have TNReady data will rely on data from prior years," Borchers wrote in his email. At the end of his message, Borchers praised his teachers and acknowledged the strain the delays have put them under. "I know this has been an especially difficult testing year, but I commend each of you on your efforts to best serve the students of Oak Ridge Schools," Borchers wrote.


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Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Bruce Borchers was reportedly in a meeting when Wednesday afternoon's release was posted on the Tennessee Department of Education's website. Since the Tennessee Education Department's release grants school districts across the state the option to continue testing with the materials already received, The Oak Ridger emailed Oak Ridge's school chief for his decision on testing. Though Borchers DID respond to The Oak Ridger's email early Wednesday night (just prior to The Oak Ridger going to press), the Oak Ridge school's chief said he wouldn't have a formal response available until Thursday morning. That being said, however, an April 5, 2016, letter made available to The Oak Ridger earlier this month from Borchers to McQueen states: "I would like to respectfully request that the TNReady, social studies, and the MSAA alternative assessment results from Oak Ridge Schools be waived in our accountability for the 2015-2016 school year, including in TVAAS (Tennessee Value Added Assessment System), percentile, and school and district report card calculations. Because this year's test administration was fraught with a multitude of issues, I consider this year's test administration to be more appropriately considered field testing." The letter from Borchers to Commissioner McQueen goes on to cite almost a dozen detailed specifics "about why these assessments aren't valid measures of student learning or growth this school year," and concludes his multiple-page missive by stating that "Oak Ridge schools supports more rigorous standards and assessments aligned to those standards. ...


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Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Bruce Borchers told BOE members on Monday this latest purchase would be enough for all ninth- and 10th-grade students to obtain devices.

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Borchers said there were four responses to the request for bids that the school district advertised in The Oak Ridger and other media outlets. The vendor for the devices - and lowest bidder according to a memo from Borchers to the school board - is Personal Computer Systems Inc. of nearby Louisville, Tenn. School board member Angi Agle asked if there was a way for parents to purchase laptops at the Oak Ridge school district's prices, and Borchers said there was and he would send that information to the Board of Education members. On Tuesday, Borchers also shared with The Oak Ridger that the devices are Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e laptops that can convert to a tablet device.


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