Tk20 Directions

You will find directions on this page for using Tk20. If you have additional questions that cannot be answered from viewing the podcasts or reading the directions here, please contact the Director of Assessment, Heather Campbell (campbelh@stolaf).

To login to Tk20, visit this login page: https://tk20.stolaf.edu/campustoolshighered/start.do

For Students

For Student Teachers

For Cooperating Teachers of Student Teacher Candidates

For Cooperating Teachers of Early Field Experience Students

For Education Department Faculty/Student Teaching Supervisors

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For Students: Confirming Field Experience Placements

After you have signed up for a field experience placement and confirmed that placement with your host teacher, you MUST enter the details of the placement in Tk20. Here are the steps once you’ve purchased your account, logged in, and changed your password.

  1. Click on the Applications tab at the top of the page.
  2. On the left hand navigation bar, click on Create.
  3. On the right hand drop-down box, choose “Field Experience Confirmation Form Semester Year
  4. Complete the form — do ONE form for each course and each host teacher. If you are taking more than one course (or are doing a field experience with more than one teacher), we’d like you to do TWO applications even if you are using the same field experience for both courses.
  5. For the table you complete about your field experience days and times, you are to fill out the days of the week and times each week that you are in the schools.
    1. So, “Days of Field Experience” should be the day(s) of the week you are there.
    2. “Start Time” and “End Time” should be the time you get there to the time you leave.
    3. You can click “add new” to add a row. You can add more rows than 1 if you need to.
  6. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to Sue. You can also SAVE it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it to Sue.

For Students: Applying to the Teacher Education Program

In order to pursue a teaching license at St. Olaf College, you must first be admitted to the Teacher Education program. This is generall completed while you are enrolled in ED 290. Here are the steps once you’ve purchased your account, logged in, and changed your password.

  1. Click on the Applications tab at the top of the page.
  2. On the left hand navigation bar, click on Create. 
  3. Select the application type Teacher Education Application — Part 1.
  4. Complete all fields in this application.
    1. You will be asked to upload a Personal Statement. Please answer the questions listed in Tk20 in a 1-2 page, double-spaced word document to upload.
    2. Assess yourself on the Dispositions — please answer honestly; we are looking for reflective students who accurately assess their strengths and weakesses. Only choose “3″ if that is really your area of strength.
  5. When you are done, click on SUBMIT and you will be ready for your meetings with faculty. You can also SAVE it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it.
  6. After completing Part 1, you will need to meet with Content Faculty (that list is in Tk20 at the bottom of the application). Once you’ve met with that faculty member, you can call Jo (x3245) to make an appointment with an Education Faculty member to complete Part 2; allow 45 minutes. If your Content Faculty is the same as the Education Department Faculty member, you will only need to meet once. You should bring any course schedule you planned with your Content Faculty member to the meeting with the Education Department faculty member.
  7. ALL parts of this application process MUST be completed by the deadline outlined in the Education Calendar.

For Students: Completing Assignments

Your professors will assign key assessments in each Education class. These key assessments will have standards associated with them. It is important to upload these assignments in Tk20 for grading and so we have a record of how well you met the standards. Here are the steps once you’ve purchased your account, logged in, and changed your password.

  1. Click on the assignment you want to complete under Pending Tasks (or you can find your assignments if you click on the “Courses” tab). A Pending Task will be labeled with a little red flag. Once the assignment has been submitted, the red flag will change to a green checkmark.
  2. Use the Artifact Wizard if it is available for your assignment to upload any files or artifacts. Clicking on some assignments will not provide the Artifact Wizard. If that is the case, proceed to step #3.  
  3. Create a new artifact (unless you want to attach an artifact already in your account).
  4. Select the artifact type (for assignments, it will usually be File).
  5. Upload your document (find the file on your computer).
  6. If you need to attach another artifact, click on Next and upload another file.
  7. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. You can also SAVE it if you need to work on it at a later date. If you don’t click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page, your work will NOT be saved.
  8. To view the completed rubric, click on Courses–>Assignments–>the name of the assignment–>Assessments tab–>the name of the rubric.

For Students: Completing Field Experience Binders and Goal Sheets and Viewing Host Teacher Evaluations

It is important that you complete your field experience binders ON TIME and accurately. You will receive emails outlining dates that your binders are available and due each semester. Here are the steps once you’ve purchased your account, logged in, and changed your password. There is a two step process for creating your goal sheet and then attaching it to a field experience binder later in the semester.

Step 1 — Creating the Goal Sheet

  1. You should start your goal sheet early in the semester and then use this electronic artifact to record your hours.
  2. Click on the Artifacts tab.
  3. On the left, click Create and select Field Experience Goal Sheet as the artifact type.
  4. Give your artifact a title — use the semester, year, your last name, course number, school. Example: Fall 2013 Campbell ED 246 Greenvale.
  5. Complete one artifact for each placement you are completing. Name them appropriately (by class and placement).
    1. If you have two placements for one class, create two goal sheets: “Fall 2013 Campbell ED 246 Greenvale” and “Fall 2013 Campbell ED 246 Nfield HS”
    2. If you have one placement that is covering two classes, only do ONE goal sheet: “Fall 2013 Campbell ED 246 and 330 Greenvale”
  6. Complete ALL FIELDS in the artifact. If a field has an * in it, your must complete it, or you will not be able to save your goal sheet.
  7. At the bottom of the page, you will enter your hours in a table. Click on the ADD ROW button. List the date of the first time you went to field experience, followed by the number of hours (please record in quarter hours — that is, 2.00 hours, 2.50 hours, 2.25 hours, etc.). Also list a couple of words to describe what you did. Click on ADD ROW to include more hours. When you’ve entered all your hours, calculate the total number of hours and enter it.
  8. Click on SAVE. That will return you to the previous screen where you will see the new Goal Sheet Artifact you created.
  9. You can return to this Goal Sheet any time to keep track of your hours by clicking on the “Artifacts” tab.

Step 2 — Attaching the Goal Sheet to the Field Experience Binder

  1. WIth three weeks left in the semester, you will get an email from the Director of Assessment that your field experience binder has been sent to you. This means that you can now attach your goal sheet to your field experience binder.
  2. Click on the Field Experience tab. A Pending Task will be labeled with a little red flag. Once the binder has been submitted, the red flag will change to a green checkmark. Click on the link next to the red flag.
  3. Click on Goal Sheet to attach your Goal Sheet artifact. Under the Title column, click on Click here to Attach. You should get an option to attach a current artifact. Select the Goal Sheet artifact that corresponds with this field experience course and attach it.
  4. Click on SAVE. It will tell you that the artifact is attached. Click OK. That will return you to the previous screen. If you have more than one placement, you will upload additional goal sheets similarly.
  5. Click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. If you don’t click on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page, your work will NOT be saved and submitted. Your field experience host teacher will complete an evaluation of your work in his/her classroom; you can see this evaluation by clicking on the link to this field experience.

Step 3 — Viewing Your Host Teacher’s Evaluation

  1. Click on the Field Experience tab. You will see a list of all the field experiences you have done in Tk20. Click on the one you would like to read.
  2. Click on the Assessment tab at the top of the binder view. You will see links for the Field Experience Host Evaluation and the Goal Sheet Sign-Off. Click on the link for the Evaluation.
  3. If your host teacher completed his/her evaluation of your field experience, you will be able to see their responses. If they did not complete the evaluation, you will see an incomplete evaluation.
  4. When you are finished viewing the evaluation, click Close twice at the bottom of the page.

For Students: Completing the Candidate Presentation Portfolio

The Candidate Presentation gives students an opportunity to reflect on progress towards meeting the MN Board of Teaching standards through Education coursework and field experiences, and it will help the Education Department gauge readiness to student teach. Successful completion of this presentation (generally in the semester prior to student teaching) is required in order to student teach.  The assignment can be found here: assignment for the Candidate Presentation.

  1. Click on the Portfolio tab. You should see the Candidate Presentation Portfolio labeled with a little red flag.
  2. Click on the Candidate Presentation Portfolio link.
  3. Click on the Artifact Wizard to upload files or artifacts. 
  4. Upload your files that correspond with the Standards. Under each standard, click on the link that says Click Here to Attach. Select Create a new file and upload the file that corresponds with that particular task. If you need to attach more than one file, click on Click to Attach Another File listed next the the “Choose File” button. If you do that, the group of files will be saved, essentially, to a folder, so be careful what you title the first file, as that will be the name of the folder (see the podcast for a visual of this).
  5. As you are working, periodically click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the portfolio. Your portfolio IS NOT saved until you click on that button, even though your artifacts show up as being attached.
  6. Once all files are attached, you will complete a Portfolio Reflection Form for each standard. This is where you will write how the evidence you’ve just uploaded demonstrates that you have met each standard. Type in your response and click Add.
  7. For the Dispositions, you will create a Dispositions Artifact. click on “Click here to Attach.” Click on the radio button that says “Create a new Disposition Self-Assessment .” Complete the artifact. You will also do a reflection for the Dispositions.
  8. Upload your Goals and your Statement of Readiness to Student Teach under the appropriate tabs.
  9. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. You can also SAVE by clicking at the bottom of the screen it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it. Also, if you exit this screen without SAVING your work (at the bottom of the screen), all your uploaded files will be gone.

For Students: Completing the ED 290 Portfolio

Here are the steps for completing your ED 290 Portfolio in Tk20.

  1. Click on the Portfolio tab. You should see the ED 290 Portfolio labeled with a little red flag.
  2. Click on the ED 290 Portfolio link.
  3. Click on the Artifact Wizard to upload files or artifacts. 
  4. Upload your files that correspond with the Standards. Under each standard, click on the link that says Click Here to Attach. Select Create a new file and upload the file that corresponds with that particular task. If you need to attach more than one file, click on Click to Attach Another File listed next the the “Choose File” button. If you do that, the group of files will be saved, essentially, to a folder, so be careful what you title the first file, as that will be the name of the folder (see the podcast for a visual of this).
  5. As you are working, periodically click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the portfolio. Your portfolio IS NOT saved until you click on that button, even though your artifacts show up as being attached.
  6. Once all files are attached, click on Portfolio Reflection Form. This is where you will write how the evidence you’ve just uploaded demonstrates that you have met each standard. Type in your response and click Add. Do one reflection for each standard.
  7. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. You can also SAVE by clicking at the bottom of the screen it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it. Also, if you exit this screen without SAVING your work (at the bottom of the screen), all your uploaded files will be gone.

For Students: Creating Video Artifacts to Share

If you want to share your microteaching video with your instructor or classmates, follow the directions below.

  1. Click on the Artifacts tab, click on Videos, and then on Create.
  2. Upload your video — make sure that it is compressed to 100 mb or less. Podcasts regarding video in Tk20:
    1. Getting movies from camera to computer
    2. How to create your video (using iMovie)
    3. Using Handbrake to compress video
  3. In the Share With box, indicate either the people with whom you want to share the video (use first and last name to search) or the courses. Decide what permissions to set for sharing comments.
  4. When you are done, click on SAVE. This will save your video artifact and allow others to comment on it.
  5. To access other’s videos, on the left side box, click Others’ Videos.

For Students: Seeing Your MTLE Scores

If you want to see your MTLE scores, follow the directions below. These scores are generally available in the system approximately 6 weeks after you take the test(s).

  1. Click on the Artifacts tab, click on Artifact Reports, and then on St. Olaf: MY Test Scores (student).
  2. Insert the parameters for your query.
  3. Click on Display Report. You can view the report in this window, or you can export it to an Excel document.

For Student Teachers: Providing Your Teaching Schedule

Here are the steps for providing the Education Department with your teaching schedule and other details about your student teaching placement. Please complete this for each placement.

  1. Click on the Applications tab at the top of the page.
  2. On the left hand navigation bar, click on Create.
  3. Select the application type Student Teaching Schedule.
  4. Make sure to CAREFULLY complete this form, as it will provide your college supervisors with important information they will use when visiting you.
  5. If you didn’t get a chance to finish the application in one setting, you can SAVE it and return to it by clicking on the “Applications” tab.
  6. Once you finish the application, click on SUBMIT. If you don’t SUBMIT the application, your supervisors and the Education Department will not be able to see the information you provided.
  7. If you need to change your schedule, Sue/Heather can REVOKE the assessment and grant an extension. From the “Applications”–>”Browse” page, you should see the application you created for your schedule. Click on the RECALL button, make changes and resubmit.

For Student Teachers/Students: Completing the edTPA

Here are the steps for completing your edTPA in Tk20.

  1. Click on the Portfolio tab. You should see the edTPA labeled with a little red flag. Once the TPA has been submitted, the red flag will change to a green checkmark.
  2. Click on the TPA link.
  3. You can download your handbook from this first page if you want an electronic pdf file.
  4. Click on the Artifact Wizard to upload any files or artifacts for the edTPA. 
  5. You should download all the Templates to your desktop and rename them according to the file names listed in the template document (or your handbook). Save these templates as you will be using them to complete the edTPA prompts. 
  6. Upload your files that correspond with the Tasks. Click on the link that says Click Here to Attach. Select Create a new template and upload the file that corresponds with that particular task. If you need to attach more than one file, click on Click to Attach Another File listed next the the “Choose File” button. If you do that, the group of files will be saved, essentially, to a folder, so be careful what you title the first file, as that will be the name of the folder (see the podcast for a visual of this).
  7. As you are working, periodically click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the portfolio. Your portfolio IS NOT saved until you click on that button, even though your artifacts show up as being attached.
  8. STUDENT TEACHERS ONLY: Check the “Candidate Attestation” box if you are asked to do so when you are ready to submit.
  9. When you are done, click on SUBMIT, and that will send it to your professor. You can also SAVE it if you need to work on it at a later date. Remember that SAVE will not submit it. Also, if you exit this screen without SAVING your work, all your uploaded files will be gone.
  10. Other podcasts:
    1. Getting movies from camera to computer
    2. How to create your video (using iMovie)
    3. Using Handbrake to compress video
  11. Other resources
    1. Tk20 Directions for edTPA
    2. Tk20 Guidelines for video
    3. Tk20 Directions for Using Handbrake

For Student Teachers: Completing the Midterm Student Teaching Assessment

Here are the steps for completing your Midterm ST Assessment in Tk20.

  1. Log in to Tk20.
  2. Under Pending Tasks click on Please start the Field Experience Student Teaching Midterm Assessment.
  3. Click on the Artifact Wizard icon (on the right)
  4. You will see a row in a table marked “Student Teaching Midterm Self-Evaluation;” click Click here to Attach.
  5. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Student Teaching Midterm Self-Evaluation.
  6. Click on the Continue button
  7. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this form for your self-evaluation
  8. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Student Teaching Midterm Self-Evaluation” (You MUST complete any field with an *). If you are completing more than one midterm evaluation, please indicate your host teacher’s name.
  9. You can skip the description box
  10. Click on the radio buttons to indicate where you feel you are in your teaching practice for each criteria using these guidelines. You will complete one form for each cooperating teacher:
    • Emerging – This is an area in which I could improve a great deal
    • Basic – I meet this criteria, but there is still some room for improvement.
    • Proficient – This is one of my real teaching strengths; I am confident of my proficiency in this area
  11. SAVE the form (VERY important!!); you can continue to edit this form until you SUBMIT.
  12. SUBMIT the form when you are ready.
  13. You will be able to see your form and your host teacher’s form when both are completed. In addition, your college supervisors will be able to see this self-assessment form.

For Student Teachers: Completing the Final Student Teaching Assessment (for half-semester placements)

Here are the steps for completing your Final ST Assessment in Tk20.

  1. Log in to Tk20
  2. Under Pending Tasks click on Please start the Field Experience Student Teaching Final Assessment.
  3. Click on the Artifact Wizard icon (on the right)
  4. You will see a row in a table marked Student Teacher Feedback on Cooperating Teacher; click Click here to Attach.
  5. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Student Teacher Feedback on Cooperating Teacher.
  6. Click on the Continue button
  7. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this form for your self-evaluation
  8. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Student Teacher Feedback on Cooperating Teacher TEACHER NAME” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
  9. You can skip the description box.
  10. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your ratings on your host teacher. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this form.
  11. SAVE the form (VERY important!!); you can continue to edit this form until you SUBMIT.
  12. Next, you will see a row in a table marked Student Teaching Attendance Form; click Click here to Attach.
  13. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create New Attendance Form.
  14. Click on the Continue button
  15. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this form for your self-evaluation
  16. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Attendance First 7 week placement” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
  17. You can skip the description box.
  18. Indicate the dates you were absent and write a reason for your absences. Your cooperating teacher must verify these hours, so it is very important that you complete this as soon as possible.
  19. SAVE the form (VERY important!!); you can continue to edit this form until you SUBMIT.
  20. If you want to SAVE before submitting, you need to click AGAIN on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
  21. SUBMIT the forms when you have completed all artifacts

For Student Teachers: Completing the Final Student Teaching Assessment Binder (for second half-semester and full semester placements)

Here are the steps for completing your Final ST Assessment in Tk20. NOTE that most of the directions below ask you to create artifacts. When you create artifacts in Tk20, once they are saved within the binder, you cannot edit them. If you would rather create all these artifacts first in Tk20 and THEN attach them (so you can edit them later) — here’s how:

  1. Click on the Artifacts tab.
  2. On the left, click Create and select the particular artifact you want to create as the artifact type.
  3. Give your artifact a title that is specific to this assignment.
  4. Complete ALL FIELDS in the artifact. If a field has an * in it, your must complete it, or you will not be able to save it.
  5. Click on SAVE. That will return you to the previous screen where you will see the new Artifact you created.
  6. You can return to this Artifact to revise it at any time. Once it is complete, attach it to your Student Teaching binder.

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Overall Binder Instructions:

  1. Log in to Tk20
  2. Under Pending Tasks click on Please start the Field Experience Student Teaching Final Assessment.
  3. Click on the Artifact Wizard icon (on the right).
    1. You will see a row in a table marked Disposition Self-Assessment; click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Disposition Self-Assessment
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact for your self-evaluation
      4. Give the artifact the title — “YOUR NAME Disposition Self-Assessment” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your self-assessment ratings. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this artifact.
      7. SAVE the form (VERY important!!). Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
    2. You will see a row in a table marked Feedback on College Supervisor; click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create New Feedback on College Supervisor.
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact to provide feedback on your college supervisors
      4. Give the artifact the title — “YOUR NAME Feedback on College Supervisor SUPERVISOR NAME” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your ratings for your college supervisors. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this artifact. However, she will also share summary ratings and comments in aggregate form with supervisors (that is, she will compile feedback from all student teachers to share with supervisors).
      7. SAVE the artifact (VERY important!!). Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
      8. If you have more than one college supervisor, you will have space for more than one artifact. Make sure to evaluate ALL your college supervisors.
    3. You will see a row in a table marked Feedback on Cooperating Teacher; click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Student Teacher Feedback on Cooperating Teacher
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact to provide feedback on your cooperating teacher(s).
      4. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Feedback on Cooperating Teacher TEACHER NAME” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your ratings on your host teacher. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this artifact.
      7. SAVE the artifact (VERY important!!); make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
      8. If you have more than one cooperating teacher, you will have space for more than one artifact. Make sure to evaluate ALL your cooperating teachers.
    4. You will see a row in a table marked Evaluation of the Teacher Education Program; click “Click here to Attach.”
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Evaluation of the Teacher Education Program
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be creating this artifact.
      4. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Program Evaluation” (You MUST complete any field with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Click on the radio buttons to indicate your ratings. Only the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will see this artifact.
      7. SAVE the form (VERY important!!); you can continue to edit this artifact until you SUBMIT. Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the artifact.
    5. You will see a row in a table marked Student Teaching Report; click on the hyperlink ST Report to download the file with questions you will complete. Rename the file with your name (YOUR NAME Student Teaching Report). Once you have finished the report, click Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be uploading a file. Click on Create a new file
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. Click on Choose File and attach your Student Teaching Report as a word document
      4. Click on Save. Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the form.
    6. You will see a row in a table marked “Human Relations.”
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create new Human Relations Experiential and Cognitive Component.
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact to outline the courses and experiences you’ve had with diversity.
      4. Give the artifact the title — “YOUR NAME Human Relations.”
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Add rows to each of the tables to list the courses you had that addressed each type of diversity listed. You might list a course more than once.
      7. Add text to the text boxes to outline how you experienced each type of diversity. These experiences could be field experiences, student teaching, interim, summer jobs, etc.
      8. SAVE the artifact (VERY important!!).
      9. You will now be uploading a file for the second line under Human Relations. This will be the essay you write about Human Relations. Together, successful completion of the artifact and the essay meet the requirements of EDUC 382.
        1. Click on Create a new file.
        2. Click on the Continue button
        3. Click on Choose File and attach your Human Relations essay as a word document
        4. Click on Save. Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
    7. You will see a row in a table marked Student Teaching Attendance Form; DO THIS YOUR LAST DAY OF STUDENT TEACHING AND SAVE. Click on Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be creating an artifact. Click on Create New Attendance Form.
      2. Click on the Continue button
      3. You will not be attaching any files, but you will be completing this artifact
      4. Give the form the title — “YOUR NAME Student Teaching Attendance” (complete all fields with an *).
      5. Skip the description box.
      6. Indicate the dates you were absent and write a reason for your absences. Your cooperating teacher(s) must verify these hours, so it is very important that you complete this as soon as possible.
      7. SAVE the form (VERY important!!). Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.
    8. You will see a row in a table marked Student Teaching Goals (from Candidate Presentation). Click on Click here to Attach.
      1. You will now be uploading a file. This file should already exist in Tk20. Look at the list that populates in the window and select the file you used for your student teaching goals from your candidate presentation.
      2. Click on the Continue button; click on ok.
      3. Click on Choose File and attach your Student Teaching Report as a word document
      4. Click on Save. Make sure you also click on the SAVE button at the bottom of the form.
  4. If you want to SAVE before submitting, you need to click AGAIN on the SAVE button at the bottom of the page before you exit out of Tk20.
  5. SUBMIT the binder when you have completed all artifacts

For Student Teachers: Viewing Letters of Recommendation and Student Teaching Evaluations

Here are the steps for viewing the assessments from student teaching.

  1. Click on the Field Experience tab. You will see a list of all the field experiences you have done in Tk20. Click on a link that has “Final ST Evaluation” or “Final ST Assessment.” Please note that if you have two student teaching placements, you will have two final assessment binders to view.
  2. Click on the Assessment tab at the top of the binder view. You will see links for letters of recommendation and the final assessment forms. You should be able to download the letters of recommendation when looking for teaching positions.

For Student Teachers: Standard 1 Portfolio

Here are the steps for completing your Standard 1 Portfolio.

  1. Log in to Tk20.
  2. Click on the “Portfolio” tab. You should see Student Teaching Standard 1 Portfolio labeled with a little red flag. In this portfolio, you will include your evidence that you’ve met Standard 1. Click on the link.
  3. Click on the Artifact Wizard.
  4. You will see five spaces to upload artifacts. Standard 1 is the first one. You can find all the MN Board of Teaching links for Standard 1 at this link: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=8710. Page down until you see the Teacher Standards section for your licensure area(s).
  5. Under “Attachment,” you will see “File.” On that same line under “Title, click on Click Here to Attach to upload an artifact.
  6. Upload your files that correspond with the Tasks. Select Create a new file and upload the file that corresponds with that particular task. If you need to attach more than one file, click on Click to Attach Another File listed next the the “Choose File” button. If you do that, the group of files will be saved, essentially, to a folder, so be careful what you title the first file, as that will be the name of the folder (see the podcast for a visual of this). You need to upload at least THREE files (for each licensure area) to show that you’ve met Standard 1.
  7. You can also attach additional files next to the New Item link.
  8. Once all files are attached, click on Portfolio Reflection Form. This is where you will write how the evidence you’ve just uploaded demonstrates that you have met Standard 1. Type in your response and click Add.
  9. Scroll to the bottom and click SAVE; if you don’t save it here, your work will not be saved. DO NOT CLICK ON SUBMIT until you are ready to submit the ENTIRE portfolio.

For Student Teachers and Alumni: Providing Updates to the Education Department

Here are the steps for keeping the Education Department updated on your jobs, location, and exciting life experiences!

  1. Login to Tk20 (if you cannot remember your password and cannot reset it, please email Sue Couture or Heather Campbell to reset it)
  2. Click on Applications–>Create–>Alumni Update Form
  3. Complete the form and SUBMIT it.

For Cooperating Teachers Supervising Early Field Experiences: Completing Field Experience Evaluations

Please follow the directions below.

  • Log in to Tk20 with your username and password.
  • Change your password if you have not already changed your password.
  • Click on the Field Experience tab.
  • You will see a red flag indicating that you have a pending task; click on your student’s name. If you don’t see your student’s name, and it is at the end of a semester, click on the tab Previous Field Experience Assessments. You will see your student’s name there.
  • On the right hand side, you will see a section marked “Field Experience Forms,” click on the Field Experience Host Evaluation that is flagged.
  • Complete the rubric for your student teacher; DO NOT assign a grade.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • That will take you back to the previous page.
  • On the left side of the screen, your student should have completed his/her “Goal Sheet” with the attendance. Click on the tab marked Goal Sheet. Then click on the link under the heading “Name.” If you scroll to the bottom of that window, you will see the dates and hours that the student reported working with you. If you agree with that accounting, click on the “I Agree” box on the right hand side. If you do not agree, click on “I Disagree.” If you check that you disagree, likely a representative from the Education Department will be contacting you for more information.
    • If the student has NOT submitted their Goal Sheet, you may indicate your general impression about their attendance in the space provided. Click on “SAVE” so you can return to this assessment.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page. That will take you to the previous screen.
  • Finally, click on Early Field Experience Evaluation and Comments Form. This is an OPTIONAL form you can use to provide comments about the course-based field experience OR about concerns you may have. Once you are finished with this form, click on SAVE.
  • If you have completed your host evaluation, the Goal Sheet verification, and the Evaluation/Comments form, now click on SUBMIT to submit the form. If you want to return to the tasks to complete at a later date, click on SAVE instead so you can return to this assessment.
  • Once you have successfully submitted the form, you will see a GREEN CHECKMARK next to the student’s name.
  • If you have questions about these forms or the Tk20 process, please contact Sue Couture, Coordinator of Field Experiences and Licensure (couture@stolaf.edu) or Heather Campbell, Director of Assessment (campbelh@stolaf.edu). If you have questions or concerns about the Field Experience program, please contact Rosie Pfarr-Baker, Director of Field Experiences and Licensure (pfarrbak@stolaf.edu).

For Cooperating Teachers Supervising Student Teachers: Completing Midterm ST Assessments (for full semester placements)

Please follow the directions below. 

  • Log in to Tk20 with your username and password.
  • Change your password if you have not already changed your password.
  • Click on the Field Experience tab.
  • You will see a red flag indicating that you have a pending task; click on your student teacher’s name.
  • On the right hand side, you will see a section marked “Field Experience Forms,” click on the Student Teacher Midterm Assessment Rubric that is flagged.
  • Complete the rubric for your student teacher; DO NOT assign a grade.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • That will take you back to the previous page; now click on SUBMIT if you are ready to submit the form.
  • Once you have successfully submitted the form, you will see a GREEN CHECKMARK next to the student’s name.
  • We recommend that you and your student teacher independently complete the forms and then, during a conference, compare the two assessments focusing on areas of both agreement and disagreement (you should be able to see both forms when completed in Tk20; the student form is on the left hand side).  The college supervisors will also see the results of the mid-term assessment activity; please feel free to visit with the college supervisor about it.

For Cooperating Teachers Supervising Student Teachers: Completing Final ST Assessments

Please follow the directions below.

  • Log in to Tk20 with your username and password
  • Click on the Field Experience tab
  • You will see a red flag indicating that you have a pending task; click on your student teacher’s name
  • Click on your student teacher’s name to access the flagged Student Teacher Final Assessment.
  • You will see a split screen. The tasks you complete are on the right.
  • Once you have successfully SUBMITTED the forms, you will see a GREEN CHECKMARK next to the student’s name.

Field Experience Letter of Recommendation

  • Make sure that you have your student teacher’s letter of recommendation on your desktop or easily accessible on your computer. This should be a pdf file (either scanned from a paper letter or from electronic letterhead).
  • Click on the link Field Experience Letter of Recommendation.
  • You will see a button marked Choose File. Click it, and select the file you want to upload.
  • You can ignore the Comments and Grade boxes (students can see the contents of both boxes).
  • Once file is uploaded, click on Save.
  • Your student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this letter.
  • Click on “SAVE”

Student Teaching Attendance Verification Form

  • On the left side of the split screen, you need to view the student teacher’s attendance. Click on the tab marked Attendance Form.
  • You will then need to click again on the file name that is hyperlinked under the column heading “Name.”
  • Check the attendance listed in this form with your records. If you agree with the dates and reasons listed for absence, on the right hand side of the split screen, click on the radio button “I Agree.” If you notice a discrepancy, click on “Do Not Agree” and indicate your disagreement in the comment box.
  • Ignore the Grade box.
  • Click on SAVE.
  • Your student teacher, the college supervisors, and the Director of Student Teaching will all be able to see this form.

Student Teaching Final Assessment Form

  • Click on the link Student Teaching Final Assessment Form.
  • Complete the rubric for your student teacher.
  • You may enter comments in the comment box.
  • Ignore the Grade box.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • Your student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this assessment form.

Teacher Education Program Evaluation

  • Click on the link Teacher Education Program Evaluation.
  • Complete the rubric listed.
  • Indicate comments or suggestions for program improvement; your comments are greatly appreciated.
  • Ignore the Grade box.
  • Click on SAVE
  • Only the Director of Student Teaching will be able to see this form.
  • Now you are back to the previous page. If you have SAVED all your forms and are ready to submit them, click on SUBMIT. If you need to come back to complete the Attendance form or a different form, click on SAVE.

For Faculty: Helping Students File Course Update Forms

Follow the directions below to inform the Education Department about a student who is changing their course plan or who is dropping the program.

  1. Sitting with the student, have the student log in to Tk20.
  2. They should click on the Applications tab, click on Create and select Course Plan Update.
  3. Indicate the type of update the student is requesting; make sure to complete a detailed description of the update and reason for the change.
  4. If there is a change in course plan, make sure to complete the Course Plan form (the word doc) electronically and have the student upload it to Tk20. Also check the courses the student plans to take EACH SEMESTER — please do the ENTIRE course plan again.
  5. If the student is pursuing the concentration, they should indicate the additional elective courses they wish to pursue.
  6. Choose your name from the drop down box to indicate that you met with the student.
  7. The student should then agree with the statement and click Submit.

For Faculty: Completing IDPs or Other Notes

Here are the steps to create an IDP for a student (or another Note)

  1. Login as Advisement from the Home login page.
  2. You should only see two tabs. Click on the Advisement tab at the top of the page.
  3. On the left hand navigation bar, click on Students 
  4. Search for the student you would like to complete an IDP/Note for.
  5. You will see a list of users in the system that fit your search criteria. Click on the name of the correct student.
  6. You will see that student’s information under several tabs. Click on the Notes tab to complete an IDP (you can also see his/her transcript, assessments, test scores).
  7. Click on Add New
  8. Under “Title” put today’s date and the type of Note (General Note, IDP, Student Teaching Contract, etc.).
  9. Make sure that your name (and the names of others meeting with the student) are entered in the appropriate fields.
  10. Scroll down to the appropriate Note type. Complete the form.
  11. When you are done, click on ADD. That should send you back out to the Notes main page. You should now see your note listed there. Click on it and print a copy for the student. Send an email to the Director of Assessment alerting her that a note has been created.
  12. EACH TIME you meet with a student, you should complete a new form.

For Faculty: Scoring Key Assessments

Here are the steps to score key assessments in Tk20.

  1. Login. Make sure your role is set as Faculty from the Home login page.
  2. You should only see two tabs. Click on the Courses tab at the top of the page.
  3. On the left side, click on Assignments. You will see a list of all the key assessments that have been assigned to you over the past semesters. Click on the task you would like to assess (there will be a red flag next to an unfinished task).
  4. You will see a list of the students in your class. Any student with a red flag has submitted their assignment. Click on the student’s name.
  5. If they upoaded a file to Tk20, you will see it on the left side. If you click on the File Name after the number, you can download the file to your desktop.
  6. On the right side, you can see the rubric. Click on the score for each criterion. When you are finished, click Save.
  7. You will see a new screen; at the top, there is a Feedback tab. If you would like to add feedback to your assessment, you can add it there. There is also a spot for an overall grade; you do not have to complete this box. From this screen, you also will have to click on either SAVE or SUBMIT or your work will be lost. If you click SAVE, you can come back and make revisions. If you click SUBMIT, you indicate you are done scoring the rubric, and the student has access to the scores.
  8. If you submitted in error, you can “REVOKE” the assessment from the screen in #7. Also, if you want students to revise something, you must first REVOKE the assessment (NOT the assignment), and then grant an extension from the tab in the same screen. The student then must “RECALL” the assignment and make changes, resubmit, and then you should have access again to score it.

For Faculty: Completing ST Midterm Assessment

Here are the steps to completing the ST Midterm Assessment.

  1. Log in to Tk20 as faculty.
  2. Click on the Field Experience tab.
  3. Click on the ST Midterm Evaluation link for one of your students.
  4. You will see the student self-assessment forms on the left (click on the second tab, and then the student’s self assessment link) and the host evals (click on the Site Staff’s Assessment – Midterm Evaluation) on the right. Once you view the two forms and note areas of agreement or other trends, click the Back link at the top of the page, and click on your flagged form.
  5. Please make comments about any trends you noted on the forms. Only your fellow supervisor(s) and the Director of Student Teaching will see this form.
  6. DON’T assign a grade.
  7. Click Save and then Submit.

For Faculty: Completing ST Final Assessment (for half-semester placements)

Here are the steps to completing the ST Final Assessment.

  • Log in to Tk20 as faculty.
  • Click on the Field Experience tab
  • You will see a red flag indicating that you have a pending task; click on the student teacher’s name to access the flagged Student Teacher Final Assessment.
  • You will see a split screen. The tasks you complete are on the right

Student Teaching Final Assessment Form

  • Click on the link Student Teaching Final Assessment Form.
  • Complete the rubric for your student teacher.
  • You may enter comments in the comment box.
  • Ignore the Grade box.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • The student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this assessment form.

Student Teaching Supervisor Checklist

  • Click on the link Student Teaching Supervisor Checklist
  • Complete the form; make sure to assign a grade IN the checklist.
  • Ignore the Grade box at the bottom of the page.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • The student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this form.

Student Teaching Supervisor Feedback

  • Click on the link Supervisor Feedback
  • Enter comments in the comment box.
  • Ignore the Grade box.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • The student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this assessment form.

Now you are back to the previous page. If you have SAVED all your forms and are ready to submit them, click on SUBMIT. If you need to come back to complete a form, click on SAVE (but remember to submit by the deadline). Once you SUBMIT, you will see a GREEN CHECKMARK next to that student’s name.

For Faculty: Completing ST Final Assessment (for second half of the semester and full semester placements)

Here are the steps to completing the ST Final Assessment.

  • Log in to Tk20 as faculty.
  • Click on the Field Experience tab
  • You will see a red flag indicating that you have a pending task; click on the student teacher’s name to access the flagged Student Teacher Final Assessment.
  • You will see a split screen. The tasks you complete are on the right.

Student Teaching Final Assessment Rubric

  • Click on the link Student Teaching Final Assessment Rubric
  • Complete the rubric for your student teacher.
  • You may enter comments in the comment box.
  • Ignore the Grade box.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • The student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this assessment form.

Field Experience Letter of Recommendation

  • Make sure that you have your student teacher’s letter of recommendation on your desktop or easily accessible on your computer. This should be a pdf file (either scanned from a paper letter or from electronic letterhead).
  • Click on the link Field Experience Letter of Recommendation
  • You will see a button marked Choose File. Click it, and select the file you want to upload.
  • You can ignore the Comments and Grade boxes (students can see the contents of both boxes).
  • Once file is uploaded, click on Save.
  • The student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this letter.
  • Click on SAVE.

Student Teaching Supervisor Checklist

  • Click on the link Student Teaching Supervisor Checklist
  • Complete the form; make sure to assign a grade IN the checklist.
  • Ignore the Grade box at the bottom of the page (unless you want your student teacher to see the grade you’ve assigned).
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • The student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this form.

Student Teaching Supervisor Feedback

  • Click on the link Supervisor Feedback
  • Enter comments in the comment boxes.
  • Ignore the Grade box.
  • When you are done, click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • The student teacher and the Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) will have access to this assessment form.

Now you are back to the previous page. If you have SAVED all your forms and are ready to submit them, click on SUBMIT. If you need to come back to complete a form, click on SAVE (but remember to submit by the deadline). If you have successfully submitted, you will see a GREEN CHECKMARK next to the student’s name.

For Faculty: Professor’s Role in Completing Teacher Education Application

Here are the steps for reviewing Part 1 of the Teacher Education Application and for completing Part 2 with the student.

  1. Student completes the Teacher Education Application, Part 1 and submits it. At this point, any Education Department faculty member can see the application (when you choose the role Reviewer).
  2. Student meets with content area faculty to plan content courses.
    • Content faculty can access the student from the Advising tab to see the courses required for licensure – that form can be printed for the students. They can also access other information about the student.
      • To access advising form:
      • Go to Advisement
      • Click on Students
      • Search for the student
      • Click on the student’s name. You will see the advising sheet for that licensure area on the right hand side as well as other information about that student. You can print the advising sheet and give it to the student to use to plan the content courses.
  3. There currently is no “sign off” for the content faculty…except for music (Linda will be doing Part 3 with music students). Students do have to indicate on Part I of the application that they’ve met with their content faculty.
  4. After meeting with their content faculty, student meets with Education faculty to review Part 1 of the application (using the Teacher Education Application Review form) and to plan Education courses (Part 2 of the application).  You might want to start the review before your meeting with the student (for example, to review the essay and transcript).
  5. You need to be logged in as a Reviewer
  6. Click on the Applications tab
  7. Click on the Submissions link on the left menu (Browse)
  8. You will see a list of students who are currently completing their application. If it is ready to be read, there will be a submit date.
  9. Click on the link for that student. You will see their application on the left and the review form on the right.
  10. When you are finished reviewing Part I, click Save
  11. On the Application Review screen, indicate your final result and add any comments you want to make. The student will see this form, your comments, and any feedback.
  12. If you Save, you can come back to the review form to make changes If you Submit, it is finished!
  13. If a student needs to change something, you can REVOKE the application and grant an EXTENSION. The student would need to RECALL it and then make the changes and resubmit. Your form will be saved.
  14. With the student, you will complete Part 2 of the application.
    1. The student logs in to Tk20.
    2. They should click on the Applications tab, click on Create and select Teacher Education Application—Part 2
    3. Print the blank Course Plan form (linked in Tk20) to plan on first, and then transfer that information to Part 2 of the application. Make sure to complete the Course Plan form (the word doc) electronically and have the student upload it to Tk20. The student cannot submit their application unless this is complete.
    4. Check the courses the student plans to take during the appropriate semester.
    5. If there is a problem, note it and email the Director of Assessment (for example, if a course is missing during a particular semester).  The student can still SUBMIT, though. We can make changes to the application later if need be.
    6. Stress that if the student needs to change their course plan, they should contact someone in the Education Department ASAP so we can note that in their file.
    7. If the student is pursuing the concentration, they should indicate the additional elective courses they wish to pursue.
    8. The student should then agree with the statement and click Submit.
    9. Sue will be reviewing this application. After the grades are out in SIS, the student will receive notification of whether or not they have been accepted to the Teacher Education Program.

For Faculty: Assessing the edTPA Portfolio

Here are the steps to assessing edTPA Portfolio.

  • Log in to Tk20 as faculty.
  • Under “Pending Tasks,” you will see a list of assignments, portfolios, and other tasks to complete. You should see a link  Evaluate the edTPA Portfolio for each of your students. Click on the link to assess the edTPA. You can click on the handbook link to download a handbook.
  • On the right-hand side, you will see a link to all 15 rubrics. Click on the rubric links to assess each criteria.
  • On the left-hand side, you will see the TPA portfolio. Click on the tab that corresponds to the Task you wish to assess.
  • Under Name, you will see a link to an artifact created to address the commentaries of the edTPA. Click on the indented file name; that will prompt a download to your computer. Check the video link before you assess any of the tasks to make sure that the video plays. If it does not, send an email to your student asking them to RECALL their edTPA and upload another video file.
  • If will not complete the entire edTPA in one sitting, you can SAVE the rubric. DO NOT SUBMIT until you have assessed ALL the tasks. Make sure that you click on SAVE TWICE!!!
  • If a student receives more than three 1′s on their edTPA, they must redo commentaries on which they scored a “1.”

For Faculty: Assessing the Candidate Portfolio and Presentation

Here are the steps to scoring the Candidate Portfolio and Presentation.

  • Review the Candidate Portfolio assignment.
  • Log in to Tk20 as faculty.
  • Under “Pending Tasks,” you will see a list of assignments, portfolios, and other tasks to complete. You should see a link Evaluate Candidate Portfolio for each of your candidates. You should see the red flag once the student has submitted the portfolio. Click on that link.
  • If you don’t see your student’s portfolio in your pending task list, click on Portfolios–>Portfolio Assessments, and you should find it there. If you use this link, you can also see when students have submitted their portfolios.
  • Click on the candidates’ portfolio.
  • On the right-hand side, you will see a link the overall rubric. Click on that link; that is the rubric you will use to assess the candidate’s portfolio.
  • On the left, you will see tabs in the portfolio for Standards 2-10, Dispositions, Goals, and Readiness Statement. Click on the “Standard 1″ tab at the top of the screen.
  • Under Name, you will see links to artifacts the student uploaded to show that s/he has met Standard 1. Click on those links. Students should upload at least 1-2 pieces of evidence to show that they’ve met Standard 2-10.
  • On the left you will also see the portfolio reflection form. Please review the artifacts along with the portfolio reflection forms before you complete the rubric. After you’ve reviewed all the standards and dispositions, score criteria 1.
  • Click on the tab for student teaching goals; rate the candidate’s performance.
  • Click on the tab for readiness for student teaching statement; rate the candidate’s performance.
  • Save your rubric; you will later assess the presentation. Once you’ve assessed the presentation, you can submit the rubric.
  • If you think that the evidence or reflection would receive a “1,” make comments in the comment box in the rubric, copy the comments, and save it. After you save the rubric, you will need to grant an extension to the student so he/she can revise the area in which the “1″ was obtained. Click on “Grant Extension.” You can paste your comments in the comment box and grant the extension to the date you would like it completed by. Then email the student, copy your comments in the text of your email regarding the part of the portfolio that needs revision, and ask them to email you once they’ve revised the portfolio. You can rescore the portfolio, save the rubric.

For Faculty: Specialist Superisors Assessing Standard 1 for Student Teachers

Here are the steps to scoring the Standard 1 Portfolio.

  • Review the text of Standard 1 for your licensure area: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/rules/?id=8710
  • Log in to Tk20 as faculty.
  • Under “Pending Tasks,” you will see a list of assignments, portfolios, and other tasks to complete. You should see a link called Evaluate Student Teaching Standard 1 Portfolio for each of your student teachers for whom you are the Specialist Supervisor. You should see the red flag once the student has submitted the portfolio. Click on that link.
  • If you don’t see your student’s portfolio in your pending task list, click on Portfolios–>Portfolio Assessments, and you should find it there. If you use this link, you can also see when students have submitted their portfolios.
  • Click on the “Standard 1″ tab at the top of the screen.
  • On the right-hand side, you will see a link to a rubric for Standard 1. Click on that link; that is the rubric you will use to assess your student teacher’s Standard 1 entries.
  • On the left-hand side, you will see your student teacher’s portfolio. Click on the tab that corresponds to Standard 1.
  • Under “Name,” you will see links to artifacts the student uploaded to show that s/he has met Standard 1. Click on those links. Students should upload at least THREE pieces of evidence to show that they’ve met Standard 1 for each license they are pursuing.
  • On the left you will also see the portfolio reflection artifact. Please review the artifacts along with the portfolio reflection forms before you complete the rubric.
  • If you think that the evidence or reflection would receive a “1,” make comments in the comment box in the rubric, copy the comments, and save it. After you save the rubric, you will need to grant an extension to the student so he/she can revise the area in which the “1″ was obtained. Click on “Grant Extension.” You can paste your comments in the comment box and grant the extension to the date you would like it completed by. Then email the student, copy your comments in the text of your email regarding the part of the portfolio that needs revision, and ask them to email you once they’ve revised the portfolio. They can delete/add to the artifacts they’ve uploaded and revise their portfolio reflection forms. You can rescore the portfolio, save the rubric. OR, you can NOT complete the rubric and email the student to recall their portfolio and redo the evidence.
  • Once you have completed the rubric, submit it.

For Faculty: Completing Early Field Experience Binder Assessments

Here are the steps to completing the ST Final Assessment.

  • Log in to Tk20 as faculty.
  • Click on the Field Experience tab
  • You will see a red flag indicating that you have a pending task; click on the student teacher’s name to access the flagged Field Experience binder.
  • You will see a split screen. The tasks you complete are on the right. You will notice a box for Site Staff’s Assessments. If there is no date listed across from the “Field Experience Host Evaluation” and “Goal Sheet Sign-Off,” DO NOT complete your rubric, as you need to review these two rubrics from the host teacher FIRST.
  • Click on the link Field Experience Professor/Student Teaching Supervisor Comments
  • Click on the “Goal Sheet” on the right to see the student’s goal sheet.
  • Click on the host teacher’s Goal Sheet Sign Off and their Evaluation. Look for any anomalies in the rubrics that the Director of Assessment should note.
  • Enter comments in the comment box; if everything is ok, just type “OK” in the comment box..
  • Ignore the Grade box. Click on SAVE at the bottom of the page.
  • When you are done, click on SUBMIT on the next page.
  • You will see a happy green checkmark replacing the red flag indicating that you successfully submitted your form.
  • The Director of Student Teaching (Rosie Pfarr-Baker) and Director of Assessment (Heather Campbell) will have access to this assessment form; neither the host teacher nor the student will be able to see your comments.

For Faculty: Completing Student Concerns Observation Forms

Here are the steps for completing a Student Concerns Observation form. Please complete these forms for EACH course you teach.

  1. Click on the Courses tab.
  2. Click on Observations, then Assess in the side menu under Coursework
  3. Choose the “Student Concerns Reporting form” assessment tool from the dropdown menu located at the top of the page. 
  4. By default, the courses that you are currently teaching will appear in the Select Course section of the screen. Choose the course you wish to complete the observation on and then click Next.
  5. Complete an observation on a student by clicking Add New under the desired student’s name. Please complete this form for EACH student.
  6. The assessment tool will appear in the middle of your screen. Complete the assessment.
  7. At the bottom of the screen, under “Grade,” change the “Record Name” to the class (ie ED 330). 
  8. Click SUBMIT for each student. 
  9. Continue in the same manner for each student.
  10. Click Save at the bottom of the screen to save all of the observations completed during this session (if that option is available).

For Faculty: Viewing Course Evaluations

Here are the steps for viewing your completed course evaluations.

  1. Click on the Course Evaluations tab.
  2. Click on Reports (on the left side).
  3. Choose  ”Course Evaluations 003:Aggregate Report on Course Evaluation Results for Faculty”.
  4. Complete the report parameters for the desired course; you will only be able to see the evaluations for your courses, and all responses from students will be anonymous.
  5. Click Display Report to see results. You can choose presentation display (graphs) or data display (that could be downloaded into an Excel spreadsheet).