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).
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. Resources for pre-K and kindergarten are below:
- 2018-19 Early Grades TEAM Portfolio Resource Guide
- 2018-19 Pre-K Math Portfolio Scoring Rubrics | Non-protected version
- 2018-19 Pre-K ELA Portfolio Scoring Rubrics | Non-protected version
- 2018-19 Kindergarten Math Portfolio Scoring Rubrics | Non-protected version
- 2018-19 Kindergarten ELA Portfolio Scoring Rubrics | Non-protected version
- Early Grades Portfolio Training October 2018
TNPortfolio Online Platform
The department has partnered with Portfolium, Inc. to provision an improved online platform, TNPortfolio, to accommodate TEAM student growth portfolios, educator micro-credentialing, and work-based learning student ePortfolio systems. The TEAM Portfolio element of the platform is available for teacher use. This platform is more user-friendly and includes a number of improvements that address the submission issues this spring. Educators who did not receive an email with a link to access the platform can request access using the instructions found here. Tutorials and guidance for using the new platform can be found here. Please note that portfolio teachers can still access their portfolio information from 2017-18 on the previous platform by visiting tnstudentgrowth.com.