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Evaluation is the continuing process that allows student teachers to track their progress throughout the student teaching practicum. It is a cooperative process among the supervising teacher, principal, university coordinator and sometimes the director of student teaching. Every effort is made to help student teachers analyze their own strengths and weaknesses through the use of the log, reflective journal, university coordinator’s observations, principal’s observation and conferences.

Exit Clinical Practice Evaluations

  • The Midterm Evaluation Form completed by the supervising teacher must be discussed and signed by the supervising teacher, university coordinator and the student teacher. The evaluation is then signed by the cooperating principal and forwarded to the director of student teaching. This form will be returned by the university coordinator. The same form should be used for the final evaluation. However, if a candidate has more than one supervising teacher, a new evaluation instrument will be used for the final evaluation.
  • The Final Evaluation Form completed by the supervising teacher must be discussed and signed by the supervising teacher, university coordinator and the student teacher. The evaluation is then signed by the cooperating principal and forwarded to the director of student teaching.
  • Disposition Scales must be completed by the candidate at the initial student teaching meeting and again at the end of the semester.
  • The Verification of Teaching Hours Form must be completed by the candidate and signed by the supervising teacher. A minimum of 180 hours of successful teaching is required for student teaching. The form is then submitted to the director of student teaching.
  • The Verification of Observation Hours Form must be completed by the candidate and signed by the supervising teacher. A minimum of 60 hours of observation is required for student teaching. The form is then submitted to the director of student teaching.
  • University Coordinators Evaluation Forms completed by the university coordinator will be discussed and signed by the supervising teacher, university coordinator and the student teacher. One copy is given to the candidate and stapled in his/her daily log. One copy is kept by the university coordinator, and the third copy is sent to the director of student teaching.
  • The principal’s completed evaluation must be turned in by the end of the semester.
  • A student teacher evaluation is completed at the end of the semester by the candidate regarding his/her student teaching placement and experience. It is then collected by the director of student teaching.
  • The final grade recommended by the supervising teacher is subject to the approval of the university coordinator(s) and the director of student teaching. The grade Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory is determined after careful review of supporting evidence.

Exit Program Evaluations

  • Portfolio assessment is required by all student teachers who completed EDUC 312 after spring 1999. The portfolio submitted must contain at least a professional portfolio as well as a student teaching portfolio. For some student teachers, there will also be a pre-professional portfolio. Within all submitted portfolios there must be evidence of all student outcomes (attributes) coded on the evaluation instrument. To exit the program, the supervising teacher and university coordinator must agree that the portfolio is acceptable or target. (Certification student teachers are not required to participate in portfolio assessment.) The university coordinator is also required to complete a disposition checklist on the candidate.
  • A portfolio survey is completed by the candidate regarding the portfolio process. The survey is collected by the director of student teaching.
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