Assessment Information

Welcome to the Oak Ridge Schools Assessments website.
Below you will find information regarding our district-wide assessments.

Assessment Calendars

Please click on this link to see the State’s assessment calendar:  State Assessment Dates

Please click on this link to see the 2021-2022 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 Assessments​​​​​​​

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

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.

NAEP Results

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.

Report Card​​​​​​​

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.

Additional Resources

Why Test?

TN Department of Education Presentation on Parent Reports

TN Department of Education Assessment FAQs

Parent Guide to Being TNReady

For the Spanish version, click here.

Parent Guide to TNReady Supports for Students with Disabilities

For the Spanish version, click here.

Expect More Achieve More – A website regarding state assessments in Tennessee


My Child is ELL

Parent Score Guides