Chalk & Wire ePortfolio
In compliance with national and state-approved program standards, the Foreign Language Education Program Faculty of the USF College of Education (COEDU) has identified a set of critical tasks that students must satisfactorily complete prior to graduation. These critical tasks are aligned with the Preprofessional Benchmarks for the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices and closely articulated with the COEDU Conceptual Framework.
All students will be required to participate in the Chalk & Wire ePortfolio initiative and create a developmental ePortfolio. The Chalk & Wire initiative is supported through a system of training sessions, e-mail and telephone assistance, and a staffed Help Desk (EDU 262) established to assist in the development, assessment, and completion of the ePortfolio.
Students should purchase a Chalk and Wire access code at the USF Bookstore or online through the bookstore’s website. There is a nominal fee for students for the Chalk and Wire account. Financial aid funds may be used toward the Chalk & Wire account fee.
Foreign Language Education Program Policies Acknowledgement Form
- Within the first few weeks of the current semester, students must submit a copy of this page with their name and date added at the bottom, to confirm they have read and agree with the Foreign Language Education Program policies and have established a Chalk & Wire ePortfolio. Students should consult their course instructor or class syllabi to determine submission deadlines.
- Your instructor of record will provide verification of successful completion of this assignment in the Chalk & Wire system.
- ALL Foreign Language Education Critical Tasks must be included in your ePortfolio and submitted to your course instructor by the established deadline appearing in your course syllabi.
- Failure to submit and demonstrate competence on the Critical Tasks will result in the assignment of a course grade of F.
Assessment of Critical Tasks
The assessment system in the Chalk & Wire ePortfolio system is separate and distinct from the university grading system. Each Critical Task will be graded according to an established rubric provided in the Chalk & Wire System. Grading for these assignments is based on a 5-point scale with 5=Excellent; 4 = Good; 3 = Average; 2 = Poor; and 1 = Failure.
Students must receive a score of 3, 4 or 5 for EACH Critical Task in order to receive a passing course grade and earn a degree. Students should log on to their ePortfolio periodically to check their grades and ensure successful completion of each Critical Task.
1st Submission. Students who fail to earn a 3, 4, or 5 on their initial submission of a Critical Task will either:
- Be permitted, at the discretion of the instructor and based on the quality of the submission and an assessment of professional dispositions, to resubmit a revised artifact within one week of notification of their grade. However, the initial course grade for the submission will not change or reflect the grade on the resubmission. The resubmission will be only for the purpose of meeting the minimum Accomplished Practice proficiency requirement.
- Be assigned a course grade of F.