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Media Advisory: State Board to Release Enhanced Annual Educator Preparation Report Card

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 10:43am

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                                                                                                 CONTACT: Elizabeth Tullos                                                                                                                                                                                   

State Board of Education to Release Enhanced Annual Educator Preparation Report Card

Next month, the Tennessee State Board of Education will release the annual Educator Preparation Report Card with new enhancements and user tools. By law, the State Board is required to produce an annual report card on the performance benchmarks of educator preparation providers (EPPs). The enhanced interface allows users to filter data by EPP type, location, and the endorsement areas offered.

WHAT: 2019 Educator Preparation Report Card Release
WHEN: February 14, 2020, at 12 p.m. CST

Through the report card, the State Board is able to present data on its key priority areas for preparing educators for the classroom. The Educator Preparation Report Card measures EPPs’ performance in recruiting a strong, diverse candidate pool, preparing candidates in high-need endorsement areas, and ensuring new teachers are ready to make a positive impact on their students’ achievement. The report card also includes an unscored leader preparation module that highlights the work of 18 Tennessee institutions that prepare school administrators.

Previously produced by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the State Board redesigned the report card in 2016 to become a user-friendly web-based resource for aspiring teachers, local school districts, and EPPs themselves. For additional information on the Educator Preparation Report Card, visit


The Tennessee State Board of Education is a ten-member, governor-appointed and legislatively confirmed board charged under the law with rulemaking and policymaking for K-12 education. Through a close partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, the Board maintains oversight in K-12 implementation and academic standards.