The College of Education is grateful to our community partners who help our education students gain crucial experience in K-12 classrooms. Below are links to documents that cooperating teachers--and students--need to navigate classroom clinical experiences.
Frequently Asked Questions by Cooperating Teachers and Clinical Supervisors
How do I provide the results of the evaluations that I complete?
You will login to your Taskstream account at www.watermarkinsights.com, click on the program name, and search for the teacher candidate’s name. Provide the evaluation results there. Refer to the “Anderson University – Taskstream” email from the Data Specialist, Jan James, for more detailed steps.
I don’t have a Taskstream account. Do I create one?
No, the Anderson University Data Specialist will create a Taskstream account for you and send initial login credentials to you via email.
What if I don’t remember my username and/or password?
Email the Data Specialist for assistance – Jan James (email@example.com).
Taskstream is telling me I need a key code. How do I get one?
No key code is needed. The Anderson University Data Specialist will get you set up on Taskstream and email instructions to you.
What if I do not receive an email from Anderson University about Taskstream?
Check your spam/junk folder first. If the email is not there, send an email to the Data Specialist requesting Taskstream information – Jan James (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is helpful to list the teacher candidate’s name in the email if you know it.
Why is the teacher candidate’s name not coming up on Taskstream?
If you are searching by name, enter the teacher candidate’s last name only. If that does not work, email the Data Specialist – Jan James (email@example.com).
Which column(s) do I complete in Taskstream?
Each column that you see in Taskstream should be completed. You can also refer to the information in the “Anderson University – Taskstream” email from the Data Specialist, Jan James, for specific instructions about completing each column.
Can I view the rubric before observing the lesson?
Yes. You may click the “Evaluate” button in the observation field(s) and then “Score Work”. You may then view the rubric or print the rubric if desired. However, please note that you will need to complete and submit the scores for all evaluations electronically in Taskstream.
How do I score the rubric?
Click the “Evaluate” button in the observation field(s) and then “Score Work” to access an electronic copy of the scoring rubric. For each row on the rubric, select the rating that best described the candidate’s performance. Please note, the teacher candidate must demonstrate all components described within a higher rating to move to that rating. When you have marked all of your scores, mark “Record as final and release evaluation to author now”, and click the “Submit Evaluation Now” button.
Can partial scores be given?
No. The score for each row must be a whole number. Score each row on the rubric by selecting the rating that best described the candidate’s performance. Please note, the teacher candidate must demonstrate all components described within a higher rating to move to that rating.
Do I have to enter comments?
While comments are not required fields, they are beneficial to the teacher candidate particularly in identifying areas that need improvement. The feedback may also provide additional information to faculty to provide instruction to the candidate in order to prepare him/her to be an effective educator.
Should I release the scores to the teacher candidate?
Yes. Scores should be released to the author (teacher candidate).
When should I release the scores to the teacher candidate?
Scores should be released to the author within a reasonable amount of time so the teacher candidate may use the feedback for improvement.