Register:

  • See the PDF for step-by-step registration help. Click HERE
  1. Go to www.taskstream.com to register and initiate your portfolio
  2. Create your password and enter your information
  • Your major is your primary degree not education degree. (Double Degree)
  • Once you have completed the form, you can hit submit and send OR you can save and submit later, if you are not done.
  • There will be a fee when you register on Taskstream and you will need a debit or credit card to complete this registration. Students in multiple year programs can pay for a single year at a time, or pay upfront for a reduced rate.
    • 1 semester - 5 month - account $29.99
    • 1 year account        $49.99
    • 2 year account        $79.99
    • 3 year account        $102.99
    • 4 year account        $109.99
    • 5 year account        $124.99
    • 6 year account        $134.99
  • Once you have created your account, you will need to enroll in a program. You will receive the correct code in your Seminar. 
    • Please be aware that each DRF for the individual programs is different.  We will try to give you general directions but there may be differences on your DRF.  Every student will be enrolled in at least two DRFs—one is your program DRF and the other is your EdTPA DRF.  Additionally, students working on ESOL endorsements will also be enrolled in the ESOL DRF.
  • Once you have enrolled in a program, you can start attaching documents such as your content mastery form and test scores.
What you will need for your program DRF(depending upon your program):
  • Copies of your application to the program- saved on the computer.
  • Copies of your Content Mastery form – saved on the computer.
  • Copies of your passing test scores saved on your computer (you will need to attach, it cannot be the email but the attachment/PDF that came with the email): CBEST, Civil Rights and Content area test/multiple subjects test if you have it.
  • Copy of your letter with your 60 hours of volunteer time if you did not complete TE 309/409.
  • The College will submit your overall GPA scores and Fingerprint clearance.
Other tips
  • ! means “nothing to submit”
  • A padlock means it is “locked and nothing needed”
  • At any time you can click on the Scores/Results tab to see a table view of your assessments.  The table will show the status, what action is required, the results and any history associated with the assessment.  You will also see to whom your work was submitted and who has assessed it.  If for some reason you have submitted to the wrong person there will be a recall button available on this screen as well.

Working in your Directed Response Portfolio (DRF):

Observations
Double Degree students will have 12 total observations for the year: 6 for part-time and 6 for full-time by Cooperating Teacher and University Supervisor. 
MS students will have16 total observations for the year: 7 by your two Cooperating Teachers and 9 by your University Supervisor.
  1. Make sure you choose the appropriate column row for the observation: pick cooperating teacher (CT) or supervisor, depending on who is observing.
  2. Attach your lesson plan to Taskstream 24 hours before each formal observation. Be sure to click submit and send it to the correct observer.  This will allow the instructor or CT to fill out their assessment out during the observation. Your CT or Supervisor cannot fill out this form until you have attached your lesson for evaluation.
  3. Your CT and/or supervisor will then complete the observation form and return it to you through Taskstream.  You will then have access to your scores and comments.
  4. Do this for every observation.
Team Evaluations (end of part-time and end of full-time)
  1. In some DRFs Team evaluations are a non-submission requirement.  In others. they request that you complete a self evaluation. In this case your Cooperating Teacher and University Supervisor will not be able to complete their portion of the form until you have completed this step and submitted it for evaluation.
  2. On the day of the conference, the University Supervisor will sit with both of you for a conference to discuss and come to consensus on the scores; he/she will then enter the agreed upon scores.
Log of hours
  1. For Double Degree students: Using the form provided from ED 410 (Double Degree) keep a time log of hours for student teaching. Have your CT sign your document. Scan the time log for loading on Taskstream  and submit it to Sara Wright.
  2. For Master’s students: Using the form provided from SED 509 (MS) keep a time log of hours for student teaching. Scan the time log for loading on Taskstream and submit it to your Cooperating teacher.

Full time student teaching:

At the end of part-time student teaching, your progress will be evaluated. In order to move on to full time student teaching all documents listed below must be complete on Taskstream. You will not be allowed to continue without all of these documents submitted and evaluations completed.  

  • Attach and/or update your updated content mastery form (if applicable)
  • Attach any new test scores
  • Make sure your CT and supervisor have completed all observations
  • Make sure the Team evaluation Conference has been completed and the Team Evaluation form submitted
  • Make sure the Log of Hours is uploaded and approved

Final Documentation:

Once you have completed your program, make sure that all of the following have been taken care of to ensure an easy transition to licensure.

  1. Make sure all pieces of your program DRF have been completed.
  2. You will need a passing score on your EdTPA portfolio
  3. You will need to be sure that your fingerprints are still current (within 3 years of your submission)
  4. For undergraduate students, all requirements for both of your bachelor degrees must be completed and your degrees conferred.
  5. Check to see if the Licensure requirements met form has been completed by your program lead.
  6. Apply for your license by completing the Licensure request form and submitting your licensure fee to Summer Lowery.
Other:
  • Feel free to use the create a portfolio option to create a portfolio of all your work submitted on Taskstream. You’ll find that under the options tab.

  • This portfolio, once created, will have a website address that can be shared in interviews and with employers; You will also have the option to set a password to lock your portfolio.
  • At this time, Taskstream’s policy is that you will have free access to this site (without the ability to change it) OR, to update and maintain the site, you can renew for $12 a year.
    Tips and Trouble shooting
    • Make sure you use the chart below and select the appropriate evaluator. If your CT or university Supervisor cannot access your work, you may have submitted to the wrong person. Check your Scores/Results tab to see to whom it was submitted and recall the assessment if it went to the incorrect evaluator. Then try again.
    • If the CT or University Supervisor is having access trouble or can’t see attachments, they can click send back to author and you can resubmit.
    • If you are using a Mac, then your saved document should have a .docx at the end of the saved item. Some Mac programs are not automatically saving documents with .doc at the end. These cannot be opened.
    • Scanned items can be very large, if you cannot load an item reduce the number of MB by taking out the scanned items and pictures OR compressing these items. Files should be 50MB or less and videos should be between 300-500 MB or less.  Your overall storage limit is 2 GB.

    The following chart can be used to choose the appropriate evaluator for each document required by TSPC.

    Item to be evaluated before program Evaluator to be chosen on Taskstream
    Before program
    Application for Program Sara Wright (Double Degree) or Nick Cabot (MS)
    Content Mastery Sara Wright (Double Degree) or Nick Cabot (MS)
    All test scores (that requires student submission) Sara Wright (Double Degree) or Nick Cabot (MS)
    Student Teaching
    Observation by Cooperating Teacher Your Cooperating Teacher (CT)
    Observation by Supervisor Student's Supervisor
    Team Evaluation conference scores Supervisor
    Log of hours Instructor for ED 410/SED 410
    Capstone/Master's Project Nick Cabot (MS)
    Licensure request Summer Lowery