Educator Preparation Report Card

The Educator Preparation Report Card presents data on the State Board’s key priority areas for preparing educators for Tennessee: recruiting strong, diverse candidates to teach in the areas of greatest need; employment in Tennessee public schools; strong teaching performance; and effectively supporting our students’ learning.

In 2007, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation requiring the publication of a report on key metrics of educator preparation providers throughout the state. Several aspects of the report card are required by that legislation, including indicators on: placement and retention rates, scores on licensure exams, and teacher effect data based on Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores. The report card also includes other key priority areas for the State Board. This information can help providers make program improvements and provide the public with information on important aspects of educator preparation in the state.