What is TaskStream?
TaskStream is the School of Education, Health and Human Performance online customizable, electronic portfolio, assessment management and performance based instruction tool. For the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) college accreditation, as well as Field Experience student evaluation purposes, and specific student assignments are to be evaluated based on a faculty developed rubric associated with the WV Professional Teaching Standards, CEC Standard(s) or IRA Standard(s) addressed by each assignment. It also provides a way for teacher candidates, professors, supervisors, and host/cooperating teachers to connect with each other to share feedback to improve your practice.
The electronic submission of the Assignments to TaskStream serves two purposes. First, it serves as a college accreditation data collection and storage site, as instructors evaluate each student’s Assignment in connection with the NCATE performance based outcomes. The NCATE outcomes incorporate the CEC standards for special education teachers and IRA standards reading teachers. Fairmont State University’s School of Education, Health and Human Performance must collect this data every semester. Therefore, EVERY student taking a School of Education, Health and Human Performance course IS REQUIRED to upload and submit their assignment to TaskStream for evaluation (even if only one or two courses is being taken for professional recertification, as an elective, or part of an undergraduate minor). Second, it provides a platform for those Education students seeking their degree and/or licensure to build an electronic portfolio.
Assignments for courses or Artifacts for the electronic portfolio are required from all courses, as well as, artifacts that reflect the Conceptual Framework of the School of Education.
Create an electronic portfolio
Create lesson plans
Create instructional units
Email lesson plans and portfolios to faculty instructors
Set up a personal calendar
Create a resource folio to store you documents online
How do I find TaskStream?
To enroll in TaskStream, the student will pay by debit or credit card directly to TaskStream. Directions for purchasing your TaskStream account can be found on the Blackboad component of all School of Education courses, through the bookstore, or clicking the downloadable link below.
Glossary of Common TaskStream Terms
DRF: Direct Response Folio (aka Special Education Portfolio in TaskStream). This where students find their courses and will upload and submit their assignments for evaluation in TaskStream.
Author: Student submitting assignments via TaskStream for evaluation.
Evaluator: Instructor evaluating submitted assignments via TaskStream.
Assignment (aka Required Artifacts): A specific required assignment, presentation or project, determined by the School of Education, Health and Human Performance Faculty, which best demonstrates Diversity and Technology connected to each course. While used as part of a student’s assessment, it serves a dual purpose for NCATE data collection.
How do I learn to use TaskStream?
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