Media Advisory: Preview of the Embargoed 2020 Educator Preparation Report Card

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 11:45am

January 28, 2021

Preview of the Embargoed 2020 Educator Preparation Report Card

The State Board of Education will host a media call on February 10, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT to present an embargoed preview of the 2020 Educator Preparation Report Card results and discuss changes to the report card as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report card will remain embargoed until 12:00 p.m. CT on February 11, 2021.

WHO: Amy Owen, Director of Policy and Research
Erika Leicht, Senior Research Associate

WHAT: Media call to provide an advance look at the 2020 results, changes to the report card in response to COVID-19, its practical applications, and the data behind it.

                 Meeting number/Access Code: 178 433 8413
                 Password: 5corevalues
                 Phone: 415-655-0003

WHEN: February 10, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT

WHY: Ms. Owen will speak on the purpose and practical applications of the report card for prospective teachers, school districts, education preparation providers (EPPs), and the public. Ms. Leicht, the project manager for the report card, will walk through the results and the research and data used to develop the report card.

The State Board uses the Educator Preparation Report Card to present data on its key priority areas for preparing educators for the classroom. Educator Preparation Providers’ performance in recruiting a strong, diverse candidate pool, candidate preparation in high-need endorsement areas, teacher candidate readiness, and employment/retention outcomes are assessed on the annual report card. An unscored leader preparation module that highlights the work of programs preparing school administrators is also included in the report card.

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.