The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) has released this statement from President David Mansouri about the new Teacher Preparation Report Card from the State Board of Education:

SCORE has looked in depth at teacher preparation policy and practice this year and recently issued recommendations for improving how Tennessee educates its future educators. One recommendation called for better reporting on the effectiveness of the state’s educator preparation programs, and the new Teacher Preparation Report Card takes a big step to address this need. The redesign, led by the State Board of Education, makes the report card more useful for decision-making by school district leaders, prospective teachers, and educator preparation programs. With more educator preparation work like this in 2017, Tennessee can become the state leading the way in preparing all teachers for day one in the classroom.