To ensure that College of Education graduates are prepared to work in their chosen professions, as well as to satisfy all assessment-related requirements of accrediting and approval bodies for quality programs, the COE conducts systematic assessment of candidates, programs, and operations.

tk20

Assessment requirements to maintain state approvals and national accreditation are very specific, quite extensive, and complex. The COE assessment plan has been developed to meet these requirements. Several tools are used by the COE to manage the assessment plan including Tk20, a system that allows students to submit a variety of assessments (course embedded assignments, clinical experience evaluations, program specific observations, portfolios, etc.) that are used to measure candidate performance. These assessments are then connected to other candidate performance data such as scores on entrance and certification tests taken outside the College and grades in courses. Programs then use these multiple sources of data to examine and improve courses and make curricular and procedural revisions that are needed to improve student learning.

In a number of key courses, Tk20 is a required instructional resource similar to textbooks, video cameras, etc. The resource may be purchased at the University bookstore or online by going to http://westga.tk20.com/campustoolshighered/start.do. Students only need to purchase this service one time even though it will be used in multiple courses and will also be used by students to apply for field experience placements. The subscription is active for 10 years.

In class training is offered every semester to students and faculty who are new to the system. Additional training opportunities on specific features are offered as needs become apparent.

If you need assistance with the system, please contact tk20@westga.edu for help.

Tk20 System Information

  • Students
  • Outside Constituents
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • Students

    For help working in Tk20, please click the "Help" button at the top right corner within your Tk20 account. You can then enter your search term, and any available resources (PDF's, videos) will appear.

    edTPA Resources:

    Who to Contact for Help

    Who to Contact for Help
    I need help with: Who To Contact: Contact Information:
    Knowing which assignments I need to submit in Tk20 Class Professor Contact your Instructor
    Understanding some requirements of an application in Tk20 (how to access the applications, deadlines, open dates, exceptions, forms acceptable) Office of Field Based Preparation
    Getting my Cooperating Teacher access to Tk20 so that they can fill out their forms on my field experience binder Office of Field Based Preparation
    Changing my Cooperating Teacher on my binder because there has been a change in who that will be Office of Field Based Preparation
    Uploading my video to Tk20 and/or compressing my video for Tk20 Tk20 Unit Administrator
    Learning how to access my assignments, portfolio, or Field Experience Binder in Tk20 Tk20 Unit Administrator
    Knowing why my account is locked or learning how to get into Tk20 Tk20 Unit Administrator
    Unlocking my assignments, portfolio, or Field Experience Binder Tk20 Unit Administrator
    Anything with technical issues regarding Tk20 Tk20 Unit Administrator
    • I need help with:: Knowing which assignments I need to submit in Tk20
      Who To Contact:: Class Professor
      Contact Information:: Contact your Instructor

    • I need help with:: Understanding some requirements of an application in Tk20 (how to access the applications, deadlines, open dates, exceptions, forms acceptable)
      Who To Contact:: Office of Field Based Preparation
      Contact Information::

    • I need help with:: Getting my Cooperating Teacher access to Tk20 so that they can fill out their forms on my field experience binder
      Who To Contact:: Office of Field Based Preparation
      Contact Information::

    • I need help with:: Changing my Cooperating Teacher on my binder because there has been a change in who that will be
      Who To Contact:: Office of Field Based Preparation
      Contact Information::

    • I need help with:: Uploading my video to Tk20 and/or compressing my video for Tk20
      Who To Contact:: Tk20 Unit Administrator
      Contact Information::

    • I need help with:: Learning how to access my assignments, portfolio, or Field Experience Binder in Tk20
      Who To Contact:: Tk20 Unit Administrator
      Contact Information::

    • I need help with:: Knowing why my account is locked or learning how to get into Tk20
      Who To Contact:: Tk20 Unit Administrator
      Contact Information::

    • I need help with:: Unlocking my assignments, portfolio, or Field Experience Binder
      Who To Contact:: Tk20 Unit Administrator
      Contact Information::

    • I need help with:: Anything with technical issues regarding Tk20
      Who To Contact:: Tk20 Unit Administrator
      Contact Information::

  • Outside Constituents
    • Cooperating Teachers, please click HERE.
    • Site Supervisors, please click HERE.
    • Instructional Technology Clients, please click HERE.
  • Alumni

    Once you graduate from UWG, you will still have access to your Tk20 account until your entire 10-year subscription expires. If you decide to come back for another degree, you may still use your account for that degree. For example, if you earn a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, then decide to come back for a Master's in Early Childhood, you can use your Tk20 account for as long as you're in school and for as long as your subscription is active. So both degrees might take 7 years to earn, and you've used your Tk20 account for the entire time. You would still have 3 years left on your Tk20 subscription at that point.

    If you graduate and are not coming back to school, you'll need to contact Tk20@westga.edu to change your role in Tk20 to ALUMNI. This will allow you to log in through the outside portal at https://westga.tk20.com/campustoolshighered/start.do

    For Help with TK20 contact:

    678-839-6104

  • Faculty

    Welcome to the Tk20 information page for faculty and staff.  There are several documents on this page to help you use Tk20 to evaluate candidates' progress, stay informed about the assessment and planning cycle, and communicate with students, cooperating teachers, and other stakeholders about our candidates' progress.  Please also see the Assessment Calendar, the Master Assessment Template, and the Unit Assessment Plan HERE (PALs Wiki).

    CONFUSED ABOUT TK20? CLICK HERE

    Who to Contact for Help

    Who to Contact for Help
    Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue Who to Contact Contact Information

    Technical issues

    Tk20 Unit Administrator

    How to upload documents to assignments, portfolios, or field experience binders

    Tk20 Unit Administrator

    How to fill out forms or applications in Tk20

    Tk20 Unit Administrator

    Getting a refund from Tk20

    Tk20 Unit Administrator

    General questions about the Tk20 system

    Tk20 Unit Administrator

    Questions about which assignments to upload into Tk20 or directions for assignments

    Class Professor

    Contact your Instructor

    Field placement change- different teacher, etc.

    Office of Field Based Preparation

    Cooperating Teacher Credentials

    Office of Field Based Preparation

    Questions about your field placement

    Office of Field Based Preparation

    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Technical issues


      Who to Contact:

      Tk20 Unit Administrator


      Contact Information:


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      How to upload documents to assignments, portfolios, or field experience binders


      Who to Contact:

      Tk20 Unit Administrator


      Contact Information:


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      How to fill out forms or applications in Tk20


      Who to Contact:

      Tk20 Unit Administrator


      Contact Information:


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Getting a refund from Tk20


      Who to Contact:

      Tk20 Unit Administrator


      Contact Information:


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      General questions about the Tk20 system


      Who to Contact:

      Tk20 Unit Administrator


      Contact Information:


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Questions about which assignments to upload into Tk20 or directions for assignments


      Who to Contact:

      Class Professor


      Contact Information:

      Contact your Instructor


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Field placement change- different teacher, etc.


      Who to Contact:

      Office of Field Based Preparation


      Contact Information:


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Cooperating Teacher Credentials


      Who to Contact:

      Office of Field Based Preparation


      Contact Information:


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Questions about your field placement


      Who to Contact:

      Office of Field Based Preparation


      Contact Information: