• Trenton Special School District 
    2018-19 Assessment Updates
    (Links will be updated to 2018-19 information as it becomes available from the TDOE)

    TN Ready

    Students in grades 3-8 will take assessments in Math, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. 

    High school students will take assessments for courses with End of Course exams: English I and II; Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or Integrated Math I, II, and III; U.S. History; and Biology

    Our state tests serve multiple objectives:

    • They provide feedback about students’ academic progress and how it aligns with grade-level expectations, providing parents and teachers a big-picture perspective about how a student is progressing compared to peers across the district and state, including a student’s strengths and growth opportunities.
    • This builds confidence and transparency about students’ readiness for college and the workforce among Tennessee universities and employers and holds us accountable to serving all students fairly.
    • Assessments help educators strengthen instruction and reflect on their practice, and allow us to highlight schools where students are excelling, so we can learn from those who are doing well. 
    • State assessments also help inform decisions at the state level and help state and district leaders determine how to allocate resources, better invest in schools, and identify where we may need to offer additional support.

    Online Testing

    It is our responsibility to ensure Tennessee students are prepared to meet the demands of postsecondary and the workforce, and online readiness is a part of that effort. We are committed to phasing in online testing in our state because online is the future for our students. We have worked very closely with our vendor, Questar, to create an online product that is right for Tennessee. We are proud of the progress that has been made and feel confident in the strength of the Nextera platform.

    We will continue to look at proof points along the way to be sure we are setting up districts and schools for success using the online platform. Given our progress to date, below is what we are planning with regard to online testing.

    As you’ll see in the chart, all high schools will move to online testing in the 2017-18 school year, including the fall 2017 administration for schools on block schedule.

    School Year Operational Testing Field Testing
    2018–19 and beyond
    • Online testing is required for grades 5–12.
    • Online testing is optional for grades 3 and 4. There will continue to be a
      paper option for these grades.
    • Field testing for grades 5–12 in all subjects will be administered online only.
    • Field testing for grades 3 and 4 will be administered via paper and pencil only.

    NOTE: Field tests do not count toward student grades or teacher evaluation. Field tests provide the Tennessee Department of Education with information to develop an assessment for the following school year.


    If available, assessment results will be distributed to students and families when report cards are sent home at the end of the school year.

    You can find more detailed information in the FAQ (here). Also be sure to check out the Parent Guide for Being TNReady for additional information.

    Below is the testing calendar for Trenton SSD mandated by the State Dept. of Education:

    2018-19 Testing Calendar (tentative)

    Please understand that test dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. 
    You may click on the links below for more information from the TNDOE: