During the 2012-13 school year, a group of teachers from Memphis City Schools developed and implemented a pilot. three districts implemented the model at scale. After data was collected, the model was submitted to the State Board of Education for approval in the summer of 2013, where it was approved as an optional alternate growth measure.
For the 2013-14 school year, Shelby County Schools’ K-8 teachers implemented the model at scale. The department hopes that the model will continue to expand, granting additional teachers access to their own individual growth scores. Shelby County Schools developed this World Language Portfolio Scoring Guide 2016 as a resource for districts interested in implementing this student growth portfolio model. Additional resources are available here: 2018-19 World Language Portfolio Scoring Rubrics | Non-protected version
TNPortfolio Online Platform
The department is partnering 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 now available for teacher use. The new platform is more user-friendly and includes a number of improvements that address the submission issues this spring. Please note that portfolio teachers can still access their portfolio information from 2017-18 on the previous platform by visiting tnstudentgrowth.com.
Portfolium began sending initial login emails to district portfolio leads and rostered 2017-18 portfolio teachers on Aug. 24. Educators who did not receive this 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.