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Frequently Asked Questions About Tk20

Transitioning to Tk20

Q: What is Tk20?

Q: Why are we moving from Livetext to Tk20?

Q: Why do we need an assessment management system in the COEHS?

Costs associated with Tk20

Q: What are the associated costs with Tk20?

Q: How will I pay for access to Tk20?

 


Transitioning to Tk20

Q: What is Tk20?

A: Tk20 is a comprehensive assessment management system that provides a robust set of tools to help track and enhance our candidates' growth as they progress through our programs, as well as make our assessment and accountability tasks easier. Candidates will be able to track field experiences, develop professional portfolios, and utilize a variety of tools to enhance their professional growth.

Q: Why are we moving from Livetext to Tk20?

In 2006 we adopted LiveText as the assessment management system that would enable us to focus on priorities related to supporting candidates' professional growth and demonstrating accountability to our accrediting bodies and stakeholders. Feedback from candidates, faculty, and constituents assisted us in exploring other assessment management systems, and we are pleased to inform you that we have purchased and will be implementing the Tk20 assessment management system with the start of the Fall 2015 semester.

Q: Why do we need an assessment management system in the COEHS?

A: The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of North Alabama places a high priority on supporting our candidates' professional development and advancement, collaborating with our constituents to continuously improve our programs, and demonstrating accountability. An assessment management system helps collect data for continuous improvement of our candidates, programs and allows us to easily share that information with stakeholders and accrediting bodies.


Costs associated with Tk20

Q: What are the associated costs with Tk20?

A: Students in designated programs in the COEHS will be billed a one-time $125 assessment fee, pending Board of Trustees approval at the June 2015 meeting. This assessment fee will provide candidates with access to Tk20 for 10 years to build their professional portfolio and support academic and career advancement. The one-time candidate assessment fee, in addition to a licensing fee assumed by the University, will help offset the costs associated with implementing this important resource for candidates in our programs.

Q: How will I pay for access to Tk20?

A: In addition to the feedback from candidates, faculty, and constituents supporting a change in assessment management systems, we received further feedback surrounding the method for assessing the fees associated with such a system. We believe all stakeholders will be pleased to know that beginning in the fall 2015 semester, all candidates with a major in the College of Education enrolled in coursework leading to educator certification, coursework matriculating to a Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited program, or coursework matriculating to select programs in the Health, Physical Education & Recreation Department in the College of Education and Human Sciences, will be billed a one-time $125 assessment fee through their student account, pending Board of Trustees approval at the June 2015 meeting.