(WBIR-Jacksboro) Winter is close to ending, but its effects are still felt in school districts across Tennessee.
With all these days off, educators fear it could hurt them when it comes to the upcoming TCAP and End of Course testing. One of those districts is Campbell County Schools.
"After you've been off for 2-3 days it really takes a day to get in the groove," Larry Nidefer with the school system said. "Testing is a lot like an athletic team and it's about momentum, it's about building confidence."
The county lost 10 of its allotted 13 days this year. That equates to nearly 70 hours of pure instructional time that could have been used to prepare for the state testing. However, now to make it up, the school is offering extra tutoring to get ready. They also added 30 extra minutes of class time this year, in anticipation of the testing.
"When you get cut short, and trying to push a few more standards into a few less days, so that does stress the students and teachers," Nidefer added.
Testing starts at the end of April.