What is the purpose of Tk20 in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia?

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 College of Education (COE) maintains an annual subscription to Tk20, the assessment data management platform by Watermark. This subscription allows students to submit a variety of assessments (course-embedded assignments, clinical and field experience evaluations, program specific observations, portfolios, etc.) that are used to measure candidate performance.  Additionally, the subscription allows COE faculty and program specialists to enter data, maintain records, and analyze key assessments, demonstrating student learning. We can review the progress of every student individually. This enables us to advise students on their career paths, suggest remediation if needed, and for many students, monitor that all benchmarks needed to pass certification exams are met. Further, the variety of student learning data is regularly and systematically reviewed and prepared for submission to local and regional agencies and accrediting bodies, while also being used for continuous program improvement.

Program approval from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) is necessary for all Education Preparation Providers (EPP) in Georgia. Part of the approval process requires an assessment learning platform for continuous improvement. In addition, the University of West Georgia (UWG) maintains regional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), a necessity for all academic programs. Program approval by the GaPSC and regional accreditation by SACSCOC provide significant credibility for COE academic programs. This ensures quality for all candidates in each of the many degrees and pathways. Without program approval and regional accreditation, students may not be able to pursue certification through the GaPSC, and the degree program(s) would not be recognized with the same level of rigor, sustainability, or academic integrity.

The purchase of Tk20, not only benefits the COE, but also supports student learning and quality of programs – an important benefit for all students.

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's Privacy and Accessibility Statements

Tk20 System Information

 

  • Students
    HOW TO GUIDES FOR STUDENTS
    I NEED HELP WITH: PDF VIDEO
    Purchasing a Tk20 Account PDF, 588KB .mp4, 30.4MB
    Logging into my Tk20 Account PDF, 962KB .mp4, 15.4MB
    Completing a Course Assignment PDF, 380KB

    .mp4,129MB

    Completing a Field Experience Binder PDF, 446KB  .mp4, 12.5MB
    Completing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) PDF, 683KB .mp4, 12.1MB
    Completing an Assessment Portfolio PDF, 425KB  
    Completing an edTPA Portfolio PDF, 1.1MB  
    Completing an Application PDF, 341KB .mp4, 41.4MB
    Recalling an Assignment PDF, 179KB .mp4, 51.0MB
    Making a Copy of an Existing Artifact PDF, 220KB  
    Compressing a Video Using Abobe Premiere   .mp4, 129MB

    HOW TO GUIDES FOR 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.

    WHO TO CONTACT FOR HELP
    I NEED HELP WITH: WHO TO CONTACT CONTANCT INFORMATION
    Knowing which assignmentsto 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 Experience Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu
    Getting my Cooperating Teacher access to Tk20 so that they can fill out their forms on my field experience binder Office of Field Experience Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu
    Changing my Cooperating Teacher on my binder because there has been a change in who that will be Office of Field Experience Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu
    How to purchase, and access (student or faculty) accounts 
    Tk20 Unit Administrator Email
    Unlocking assignments, portfolio, or Field Experience Binder Tk20 Unit Administrator Email
    Anything with technical issues regarding Tk20 Tk20 Unit Administrator Email

    WHO TO CONTACT FOR HELP

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Knowing which assignmentsto submit in Tk20
      WHO TO CONTACT: Class Professor
      CONTANCT 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 Experience
      CONTANCT INFORMATION: Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu

    • 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 Experience
      CONTANCT INFORMATION: Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu

    • 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 Experience
      CONTANCT INFORMATION: Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: How to purchase, and access (student or faculty) accounts 

      WHO TO CONTACT: Tk20 Unit Administrator
      CONTANCT INFORMATION: Email

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Unlocking assignments, portfolio, or Field Experience Binder
      WHO TO CONTACT: Tk20 Unit Administrator
      CONTANCT INFORMATION: Email

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Anything with technical issues regarding Tk20
      WHO TO CONTACT: Tk20 Unit Administrator
      CONTANCT INFORMATION: Email

  • Faculty

    Welcome to the Tk20 information page for faculty and staff.

    HOW TO GUIDES
    I NEED HELP WITH: PDF VIDEO
    Assessing a Course Assignment PDF, 227KB  .mp4, 4.2MB
    Assessing a Field Experience Binder - Site Staff PDF, 648KB .mp4, 24.9MB
    Assessing a Field Experience Binder - University Supervisor PDF, 437KB  .mp4, 16.4MB
    Assessing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - Universtiy Supervisor   .mp4, 7.1MB
    Granting an Extension for a Course Assignment PDF, 220KB  .mp4, 3.3MB
    Granting an Extension for a Field Experience Binder PDF, 245KB .mp4, 2.9MB
    Completing an Observation PDF, 121KB  
    Faculty Qualifications PDF, 550KB  

    HOW TO GUIDES

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Assessing a Course Assignment
      PDF: PDF, 227KB
      VIDEO:  .mp4, 4.2MB

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Assessing a Field Experience Binder - Site Staff
      PDF: PDF, 648KB
      VIDEO: .mp4, 24.9MB

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Assessing a Field Experience Binder - University Supervisor
      PDF: PDF, 437KB
      VIDEO:  .mp4, 16.4MB

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Assessing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - Universtiy Supervisor
      PDF:  
      VIDEO: .mp4, 7.1MB

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Granting an Extension for a Course Assignment
      PDF: PDF, 220KB
      VIDEO:  .mp4, 3.3MB

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Granting an Extension for a Field Experience Binder
      PDF: PDF, 245KB
      VIDEO: .mp4, 2.9MB

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Completing an Observation
      PDF: PDF, 121KB
      VIDEO:  

    • I NEED HELP WITH:: Faculty Qualifications
      PDF: PDF, 550KB
      VIDEO:  

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

    Technical issues and general questions

    Tk20 Unit Administrator

    Email

    Assess an assignment and grant an extension

    Tk20 Unit Administrator

    Email

    Field placement change- different teacher, etc.

    Office of Field Experience

    Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu

    Cooperating Teacher Credentials

    Office of Field Experience

    Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu

    Questions about your student's field placement

    Office of Field Experience

    Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu

    Who to Contact for Help

    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Technical issues and general questions


      Who to Contact:

      Tk20 Unit Administrator


      Contact Information:

      Email


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Assess an assignment and grant an extension


      Who to Contact:

      Tk20 Unit Administrator


      Contact Information:

      Email


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Field placement change- different teacher, etc.


      Who to Contact:

      Office of Field Experience


      Contact Information:

      Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Cooperating Teacher Credentials


      Who to Contact:

      Office of Field Experience


      Contact Information:

      Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu


    • Tk20 Question/Concern/Issue:

      Questions about your student's field placement


      Who to Contact:

      Office of Field Experience


      Contact Information:

      Email UWG-ofe@westga.edu


  • 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 Elementary Education, then decide to come back for a Master's in Elementary Education, 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:
    Email
    Phone678-839-6104