Every year since 2007, the state of Tennessee has published a report card evaluating the effectiveness of the educator preparation programs across the state. 2016 was the first year that the entire process of producing the Teacher Preparation Report Card was fully under the control of the State Board of Education. The State Board felt that this change represented a unique opportunity to redesign the Report Card to provide a more detailed and accurate picture of the state’s teacher preparation efforts.
Throughout 2016, the State Board reached out to stakeholders across Tennessee's education system with the goal of completing a comprehensive redesign of the Report Card. This new version of the Report Card was released in December 2016. Since then, the State Board has solicited additional feedback as part of our commitment to continuous improvement in the process of designing the Teacher Preparation Report Card.
2017 Design Process
After publishing the redesigned Report Card, the State Board began the second round of feedback collection in order to hear opinions on the changes that were made and the direction stakeholders would like to see the Report Card go in the future. This section contains updates on the work done as part of the design process for 2017.
In the spring of 2016, the State Board began working to refine the Report Card production process from the initial data collection through its official launch, collecting stakeholder feedback along the way. Listed below are resources detailing key updates from the Report Card’s redesign process.
September 12 TACTE Conference Presentation