Student Growth Portfolios: World Languages

General Information

As educators explore and implement the contents of the following materials, it is recommended that they do so within a professional learning community (PLC) or other collaborative group that focuses on long-term and short-term planning, ongoing formative assessment, standards-based instruction, differentiated and targeted instructional practices, and student work. The art of analyzing student work when grounded in collaborative thinking, self-reflection, and differentiated instruction can have a profound impact on student academic growth.

 

According to state statute and policy, each district and charter must implement one model of individual growth for non-tested teachers. Scores generated by peer reviewed student growth portfolios represent 35% of participating teachers’ LOE within the state’s TEAM evaluation model in lieu of individual TVAAS scores that teachers in tested courses generate.

 

The world language student growth portfolio model was designed through a collaborative partnership with Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools, and the department in 2011.

Resources

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.