Candidate Evaluation and Improvement Plan


Candidate Evaluation

Teaching expertise can be measured along a continuum, and as such, candidates are encouraged to develop the habits of a reflective practitioner. Candidates’ development of skills related to the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) are evaluated periodically throughout the academic year. The purpose of these evaluations is to help candidate identify areas of strength and improvement focused on continuous growth. Two summative evaluations are completed and shared with candidates; one at the end of the fall semester and one at the end of the spring. At the end of each semester, the University Supervisor and either the Cooperating Teacher or site administrator meet to discuss the growth attained by the candidate over the course of the placement. As applicable, each completes a Summative Evaluation on the candidate's performance in the field. A sample evaluation form can be viewed here.  


Candidate Improvement Plan

The Candidate Improvement Plan is a support document that is created to identify specific ways in which a candidate can be supported and plan for success, based on input from the supervisor and other mentors working with the candidate. Any requirement listed in the plan must be completed to meet the requirements of the improvement plan. The Candidate Improvement Plan template can be viewed here.