Welcome to the Oak Ridge Schools Assessments website.
Below you will find information regarding our district-wide assessments.
Please click on this link to see the State’s assessment calendar: State Assessment Dates
Please click on this link to see the 2023-2024 ORS Assessment Calendar
Resources for Educators, Students, Parents and Stakeholders
Tennessee Academic Standards
Academic standards provide a common set of expectations for what students will know and be able to do at the end of a grade. College and career ready standards are rooted in the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in post-secondary study or careers.
TCAP testing is for English language arts, math, social studies and science, as well as alternative assessments like MSAA and TCAP-Alt, for students with special needs. It will provide us with more and better information about our students’ progress. The TCAP tests are designed to assess true student understanding and not just basic memorization and test-taking skills. TCAP testing will measure student understanding of our current state standards in English language arts, math, social studies and science.
Assessment blueprints are designed to show educators a summary of what will be assessed in each grade, including the approximate number of items that will address each standard. Blueprints also detail which standards will be assessed on the subparts of the TCAP testing.
Tennessee’s accountability system is primarily focused on districts, which are measured on their abilities to raise overall achievement and close gaps between groups of students.
The Nation’s Report Card, NAEP, informs the public about what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas and compares achievement between states, large urban districts and various student demographic groups.
A Profile page that includes student demographics as well as value-added composites, student achievement on state assessments, graduation rate and ACT.
The Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) measures the impact schools and teachers have on their students’ academic progress.
TVAAS Educator Site (login required)
The Tennessee Department of Education has raised standards and aligned graduation requirements to best prepare students for college and the workforce.
TN Department of Education Assessment FAQs
TCAP Family Portal
In the TCAP Family Portal, you can:
- get immediate, on-demand access to your student’s state test results via your phone or computer,
- track your student’s progress over time with the “Test History” feature;
- learn the areas where your student demonstrated strengths and the areas where they can grow; and
- find clear next steps to help your student improve. Families can register for the portal at familyreport.tnedu.gov with their student’s state ID number.
Your student’s state ID, which is also referred to as a USID, is located on the top left-hand corner of your student’s printed score report. If you do not have a score report to reference, please contact your school and ask for your student’s state ID number. Use the seven-digit number found on your student’s ISR and add two zeroes in front of that number. The resulting nine-digit number will enable you to create an account for your student.
For example, a state ID 1234567 would become 001234567. Data from the spring 2021 window will be available in the portal Friday, July 30 for TCAP and Friday, August 20 for TCAP-Alternate. The online portal and the printable reports were designed with input from Tennessee families and include easyto-understand icons, clear next-step language, and visual displays. In addition to this resource, families will continue to receive printed score.
The online portal and the printable reports were designed with input from Tennessee families and include easy-to-understand icons, clear next-step language, and visual displays. In addition to this resource, families will continue to receive printed score reports for the annual state tests from their student’s school.