Grading

The College of Education (COE) recommendation for satisfactory completion of Level I and Level II Student Teaching requires both the Cooperating Teacher and University Supervisor to render a positive assessment of a student. The Cooperating Teacher and University Supervisor confer and submit the final grade for the Student Teacher to the Office of Student Teaching/Clinical Experience.

Criteria for a Passing Grade: Level I Student Teaching

  • Level I Teacher Candidates must have satisfactorily completed all Student Teaching components as evidenced by their scores on all evaluation rubrics and assessment instruments.
  • It is expected that scores on the Level I Student Teaching Experience Evaluation form must be in the “Developing” or higher range. Scores in this range would indicate that the candidate has demonstrated readiness to enter the Level II Student Teaching experience.
  • All rubric scores on the Disposition Assessment Form must be in the Target, Acceptable or Not Observed range. Scores within this range indicate that the candidate has demonstrated acceptable professional dispositions to enter the Level II Student Teaching experience.
  • Any days missed must have been rescheduled and completed.
  • All course assignments must be completed on a Satisfactory level or higher.

Criteria for a Passing Grade: Level II Student Teaching

Level II Teacher Candidates must have satisfactorily completed all Student Teaching components as evidenced by their scores on all evaluation rubrics and assessment instruments.

  • The greater majority of rubric scores on the second Level II Student Teaching Experience Evaluation form must be in the Proficient or higher range with no indicator being evaluated as less than “Developing”. Scores within the required range would indicate that the Teacher Candidate has demonstrated readiness for assuming the professional responsibilities of teaching.
  • ALL of the rubric scores on the Disposition Assessment Form must be in the Target or Acceptable range. Scores within this range indicate that the candidate has demonstrated acceptable dispositions for assuming the professional responsibilities of teaching.
  • All evaluations must provide evidence of growth in the application of all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices.
  • All rubric scores on the Teacher Work Sample Portfolio must be in the Developing or Higher range.

Criteria for Unsatisfactory Final Grade

  • All objectives identified in course are not met.
  • All criteria identified for satisfactory final grade are not met.
  • Student Teacher has received written notification of unsatisfactory behavior.