Fine Arts



A group of teachers from Memphis City Schools met in the spring of 2011 to develop a pilot proposal that was implemented throughout the 2011-12 school year. After data was collected, the model was submitted to the State Board of Education for approval in the summer of 2012, where it was approved as an optional alternate growth measure.During the 2012-13 school year, three districts implemented the model at scale. Throughout the year, we continued to improve the process and build  additional supports to make it easier for teachers and administrators to implement. In April, all teachers submitted their final portfolios and the peer review process began. Scores were returned in June of 2013, marking the first time in Tennessee history that fine arts teachers were able to receive individual growth scores.





TNPortfolio Online Platform


The department partners with Portfolium, Inc. to provide a platform for TEAM student growth portfolios. The platform provides functionality that automates and improves several processes associated with portfolio development. It also allows schools to track student work samples longitudinally across multiple years. Tutorials and guidance for using the platform can be found here.

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