During the 2016 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Pre-K Quality Act. One key component of this law is the requirement that all districts have a voluntary pre-K program (VPK) must utilize the state board-approved pre-K and kindergarten student growth portfolio models for their pre-K and kindergarten teachers (see T.C.A. §§ 49-6-103–49-6-110).

A detailed FAQ regarding pre-K and kindergarten portfolios was released on May 3, 2017: PreK and K Portfolio Implementation FAQ. With questions, reach out to

Pre-K/Kindergarten Portfolio Background

During the 2014-15 school year, a group of teachers, district leaders, principals, and academic coaches worked to develop and pilot a portfolio growth measure for pre-K and Kindergarten teachers. The model is similar in form to our existing portfolio models in that it is a portfolio of student evidence. Three districts opted to pilot the model during the 2014-15 school year. The model was approved for use during the 2015-16 school year by the State Board of Education in July of 2015.

2017-18 Pre-K/K Portfolio Guidebook for Administrators and Teachers (PDF)

ELA Resources

Math Resources

Webinars and Recordings

Student Work Samples

TN Student Growth Online Portfolio Platform This site provides information needed for teachers to register for the Educopia system to complete the student growth portfolio. Peer reviewers and district support personnel can also find information to support the student growth portfolio process.