The All-in-One Field Experience and Assessment Management Platform for Teacher Education Programs

Develop student competency and demonstrate program outcomes with a single, unified platform.

Teacher Education Programs

Teacher education programs train the educators of tomorrow today. Teacher training has been skills-based since long before skills-based education was trendy. Every aspiring teacher spends at least some portion of their training working in a classroom as part of a student teaching experience.

Students, cooperating teachers, university supervisors, and administrators need a tool that allows them to stay connected throughout the student journey, especially during the student teaching experience. Teacher education programs that want to prove their value to students and become or remain accredited need a way to centralize their program outcomes.

Tevera acts as a hub for administrators, faculty and university supervisors, cooperating teachers, and students. It’s much more than student teaching placement software — it provides students with a means of tracking their experiences, university supervisors and cooperating teachers with a tool for evaluating student progression, and administrators with a means of reporting on student outcomes comprehensively.

Connecting the Pieces for Successful Program Management

“Prove it” with Tevera.

Tevera is the one-stop “prove it” platform, that brings assessment management, field experience management, and program outcomes reporting together in one place. Here, your students will have the chance to demonstrate that they possess the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to meet and exceed the challenges of the professional world and you’ll demonstrate programmatic success to accrediting bodies and stakeholders!


Assessment Management for Teacher Education Programs

To qualify for CAEP accreditation, a teacher education program needs to use assessments that evaluate student progress and performance over the course of the program. Based on the collected data, the education program can demonstrate that it supports its students’ skill development and knowledge acquisition.

Tevera’s assessment management platform helps teacher education programs prepare for accreditation. Some of the elements of accreditation Tevera assists with include:

Education programs need to demonstrate the purpose of an assessment, establish a basis for judgment and provide candidates with instructions. The assessments need to align with CAEP standards.

Using Tevera, a teacher education program can adopt an assessment across the whole program. With that assessment, they can create templates and rubrics that can be reused and improved upon each term.

To meet CAEP accreditation criteria, teacher education programs should use assessment criteria that reference standards, describe the evaluated proficiencies and reflect an appropriate degree of difficulty.

It’s important for your program to develop its assessment criteria independently. You can then use Tevera to increase your assessment transparency by building the criteria into the rubrics you design.

Your program needs a clearly described proficiency level descriptor or scoring level reflecting a developmental sequence. Students should also receive actionable feedback.

You can include your teacher education program’s proficiency level descriptors in the rubrics you create in Tevera. Those rubrics are then made available to students and their evaluators.

The data you collect with your assessment management platform must be reliable and valid. Reliable data allows your assessment tools to produce consistent results. Regular review is crucial for ongoing data reliability.

Data validity tracks how well an assessment meets its measurement goals. Your program must show that it’s taken action to ensure each assessment is valid.

Tevera allows you to create reports from raw information, which then allows for deeper analysis of assessment data. You can perform a longitudinal review of data collected for each assessment and review the scores of each assessor to determine reliability.


Field Experience and Student Teaching Placement Software

For many aspiring teachers, time in the field is the pinnacle of their educational experience. When they student teach, aspiring teachers get to put their learning into practice and see what life is like at the head of the classroom.

Tevera elevates the student teaching experience by streamlining the field experience management process for all involved — faculty, site supervisors and student teachers. Among the solutions provided by Tevera are:

Site relationship management keeps current information on all student teaching sites so program administrators can make recommendations to students looking for a position. The management feature stores key contact information for sites and keeps the student and administrator experience consistent.

Administrators can help students find the right placement and guide them through the application process. With Tevera, you can also vet new supervisors and sites, expanding your students’ options.

Students can log their time in the classroom and keep track of their teaching activities. Administrators and faculty can ensure students meet the required hours throughout their field experience.

In the past, supervisors had to visit student teachers at their assigned schools to observe them in the classroom. Tevera’s video assessment feature lets students record their teaching sessions. Faculty and supervisors can watch their students on their own schedule, from any location, and provide actionable feedback directly on the video.

Tevera makes the student evaluation process collaborative. Faculty, supervisors and students can evaluate performance and assess where the student stands on the road to full competency. The evaluation process helps to nurture students while standardizing assignments and tasks. Tevera provides a central location for all field experience documentation and streamlines communication.


Teacher Education Program Outcomes

With Tevera, you can measure program outcomes for teacher education. The insights you gain through Tevera allow you to develop improvements for your program and ensure you maintain accreditation. Take advantage of the following:

Tevera allows you to assess students individually and as a group to determine how many met minimum scores based on your program’s assessment standards.

Tevera’s export capabilities allow you to pull data from the platform into a spreadsheet.

Using a rubric, you can review and track individual students’ progress over time. The progress reports feature allows you to review performance and see how students are aligned with your standards.

You can also analyze groups of students using a rubric. Use this function to analyze students’ average scores and review score distribution.



Improve the Experience of Students, Faculty and Administrators With Tevera

Tevera centralizes and streamlines field experience and program outcomes for teacher education programs. We want to improve the experience of everyone involved in your teacher education program, from the students to the faculty to the administrative team. To discover more about how Tevera works, contact us today to schedule a demo.

Set your students up for career-long success with the leading field experience solution that unlocks program-wide insights.

COAMFTE Accreditation and Standards

Design, build, execute, and improve a program-wide process for assessing student learning outcomes with Tevera.
Unlocking Insights with TeveraDesign, build, execute, and improve a program-wide process for assessing student learning outcomes with Tevera.