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Appendix C: Performance-Based Assessment of Student Teaching

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Appendix C of the Student Teaching Handbook provides University Supervisors of student teachers with the means to assess Student Teachers' adherence to the Penn State Teacher Education Performance Framework (see Appendix A). The University Supervisor fills out a cover page containing the following information:

  1. student teaching candidate's name (last, first, and middle initial), Penn State Identification Number, certification area, and permanent address (street, city, state, and zip code);
  2. field experience period (spring semester or fall semester) and dates (starting month and year and concluding month and year);
  3. field experience site name, field experience school district, and field experience school address;
  4. field experience responsibility (grade level and subjects);
  5. field experience coaches (name of Penn State supervisor and name of mentor teacher); and
  6. signatures, addresses, phone numbers, and signature dates for the student teaching candidate, university supervisor, and mentor teacher.

The University Supervisor, as designate, authenticates all signatures when uploading this document to eCredentials.

Note: Penn State Career Services has an electronic credentials service, eCredentials. Documents are stored electronically and may be uploaded by reference writers, candidates, or Career Services staff who have authenticated their identities with a valid Penn State digital identity. This authentication serves as an electronic signature for those documents without written signatures.

The University Supervisor rates the students' success at each domain and subdomain of the Penn State Teacher Education Performance Framework (see Appendix A). Students are rated for their implementation of the Performance Framework on a five-point scale:

  1. consistently;
  2. often;
  3. sometimes;
  4. rarely; and
  5. not applicable

University supervisors are also offered the chance to add comments on each subdomain's ranking.