Professional Teacher Education Unit
THREE-WAY EVALUATION 2012-13
Candidates for an Initial Teaching License must demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in each
of the five teacher functions. The three-way evaluation is an assessment of the student’s teaching
performance in these areas. This form is to be filled out by the cooperating teacher, university supervisor,
and student teacher after completing the Formal Observations. All three parties complete a separate
evaluation form and meet to reach a consensus for scoring each criterion. Therefore, only one set of
scores is submitted with everyone’s signature.
Rate each of the performance standards based on a scale 1 - 4 (see scale descriptions below). Not
Applicable (NA) or Not Observed is only to be used for Evaluation #1 if standard is italicized; NA is not
allowed on Evaluation #2. Partial scores (e.g. 2.5) are not acceptable.
Student teachers should earn at least an average score of “3” in each section by the second three-way
evaluation. If a student is awarded a “2” or below on a specific performance criteria, please provide an
explanation for the score on the last page under “Additional Comments”.
NA = Not Applicable or Not Observed (only to be used for Evaluation #1 if standard is italicized;
NA is not allowed on Evaluation #2.)
1 = Significantly Below Standard
2 = Progressing Toward Standard
3 = Meets Standard
4 = Exceeds Standard
Not applicable or not observed at this time in the classroom.
(This may only to be used for Evaluation #1 if the standard is italicized. It is
expected that all other standards will be scored even though the student
teacher may have had limited time to make progress towards the standard.
NA not allowed for any standard in Evaluation #2.)
The student teacher consistently functions at an inadequate or unacceptable
level of performance. He/she will require significant improvement and
growth to meet the expected standard.
At times, the student teacher demonstrates an adequate or acceptable level of
performance; however, his/her level of performance is in need of
improvement to meet the expected standard.
The student teacher demonstrates adequate and acceptable level of
performance, occasionally demonstrating a high level of performance.
He/she often strives to expand his/her scope and ability.