Pre-K/Kindergarten

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.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 with 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). Find more about statute and policy here.

Resources

Pre-K Rubrics

Kindergarten Rubrics

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.

For support, contact Portfolio.Questions@tn.gov. Please include relevant TLN with all inquiries.

All completed collections in the online portfolio platform must be submitted by the 11:59 p.m. local time on May 1, 2020.