PSU's College of Education purchased this comprehensive data system because it will do several things, including:
- Improve the student application process
- Enhance student advising
- Enable students to submit important work and receive feedback online
- Keep records on field experience sites
- Facilitate collaborative evaluations between instructors, supervisors, and students
- Streamline procedures for licensure upon completion of the program
You will need access to the system in order to complete some of your course assignments and be evaluated for course and field experiences. You will use your existing PSU ODIN credentials to access the system. For help with this process, contact email@example.com.
You will have access to Tk20 for as long as you need it, whether that means one year or ten years. The system is secure and confidential; no one will have access to your files except you and your instructors and advisors. The system is user-friendly, and you will receive instruction in how to use it.
Your access will not be active until the term begins.
Tk20 Help Guides for Students, Faculty, Supervisors
For help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the COE Assessment Fee?
The COE Assessment Fee is a one-time fee of $110 that is included in student fees. The COE Assessment Fee includes a Tk20 account for each student for assignments and portfolios. The fee is only assessed for COE licensure and degree programs.
When does the fee start?
All students admitted to a COE degree or licensure program will be charged the COE Assessment Fee to their PSU account during the first term after they are admitted and account is created automatically.
To whom does it apply?
All students who have applied and been admitted to a COE degree or licensure program will be assessed the fee on their PSU bill. The fee is waived for students who have previously enrolled in a degree or licensure program with the COE and already purchased a Tk20 account.
What if a student is accidentally charged and they’ve already had/purchased an account?
Students who have already purchased a Tk20 account should not be assessed the COE Assessment Fee. Though the COE is working closely with the PSU Student Fees division, should a student who already has paid for a Tk20 account see the COE Assessment Fee on their bill, they need to email email@example.com.
What is Tk20?
Tk20 is the COE student record and assessment system. To access Tk20, each student has to have a Tk20 account. Students previously had to pay Tk20 directly online for their account and pay a processing fee. Now, student accounts are created through their application and admission to a program, and they pay the COE Assessment Fee that will cover the cost of the account.
What if I’m enrolled in a course that uses Tk20, but not in a program?
The COE can create a temporary Tk20 account for students who are taking a course and are not yet admitted to a program. These accounts can last for two consecutive terms allowing students to upload their work and the instructor to assess the work in Tk20. After two terms, if the student intends to keep taking classes that require Tk20 they will either need to apply for program admission or they will be allowed to purchase the Tk20 account for $110 plus the processing fee. Any course that has an assessment in Tk20 requires students to have a Tk20 account.
How does someone access Tk20?
Tk20 can be accessed at Tk20.pdx.edu with your ODIN username and password.
My ODIN account isn’t working for Tk20, what do I do?
For any problems accessing your account, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do students use Tk20?
Students use Tk20 to apply for degree and licensure program admission and to electronically submit assignments to their instructors. Instructors may also post syllabi and other course materials on Tk20 for students. Instructors may use Tk20 to survey or send notifications to students. All student work that is uploaded into Tk20 remains there. When a student leaves the university, they will still have access to their uploaded work. Tk20 accounts also offer the option to create an electronic portfolio for personal or professional use. Users designate ePortfolio permissions to determine who may have access to their portfolio.
How does the COE use Tk20?
The COE uses Tk20 to collect the assignment scores students receive. These assignments scores are reviewed by the licensure office to determine whether to recommend licensure to program graduates. The field placement office uses Tk20 to track field placements. The COE uses Tk20 for all degree and licensure program applications, admissions reviews and decisions processes. The assessment data input by faculty are reviewed in the aggregate for program improvement. The COE also reports this aggregated data, without student information, for state and national accreditation purposes. Tk20 supports COE-wide assessment work toward continuous program improvement and ongoing national and state accreditation.