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Teacher Preparation Programs Competency Appraisal for Practicum and Student Teaching

Key Assessment: Overview

Context and Overview for Assessment

This Competency Appraisal is a tool used to assess the active involvement of the National Louis teacher candidate during field experiences. The Competency Appraisals help determine the course grade for the coursework and teaching done and become a part of the candidate’s permanent record at the university. The Cooperating Teacher, Teacher Candidate, and University Supervisor each completes a Competency Appraisal.

The Competency Appraisal is administered in LiveText, one time in Practicum II, and twice in Student Teaching.

Standards Addressed

Competency Appraisals are tools used to assess the progress of the teacher candidate (the National Louis student) during field experiences. The cooperating teacher, the teacher candidate, and the university supervisor each complete a Competency Appraisal related to the teacher candidate’s performance in the classroom. These Competency Appraisals offer formative data for mid-course corrections and advise seminar instructors as they determine the final and official course grade for student teaching. National College of Education is committed to assessing student performance for all Teacher Preparation programs on the basis of competence aligned to the InTASC standards, as well as proficiencies related to NCE values of Diversity and Technology.

In addition to the InTASC standards, the Teacher Preparation programs need to assess competencies that meet standards for their Specialized Professional Associations (‘SPAs’). These content-specific components are assessed in an Addendum to the Teacher Preparation Competency Appraisal Rubric.

Accessing the Competency Appraisal

NCE is using LiveText’s Field Experience Management (FEM) module to provide an online forum in which the members of each placement may collaborate. An email is sent to each member of the placement with login information.

Guidelines for logging in to FEM are available here: Livetext Login

Printer-Friendly Versions

Printer-friendly versions of the Competency Appraisals are available below. They include additional information regarding the Competency Appraisals, complete versions of the Standards used (both InTASC and program-specific), Directions for completing the Competency Appraisals, and the Rubrics.



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