The Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Department of Education, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and national specialized professional associations (e.g. NCTE, NAEYC, CEC, etc.) require that each candidate's performance be measured at multiple points over his/her progression through an educator preparation program. Through numerous performance assessments, candidates must demonstrate that they have the content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and skills, pedagogical and professional knowledge and skills, and professional dispositions as outlined in professional, state, and institutional standards.
Tk20 is an electronic system that Wright State University has selected to assist candidates, faculty, and staff with managing the various performance assessments and diverse field experiences that are required for all candidates preparing to work in P-12 schools. Tk20 facilitates the performance assessment and field placement processes and provides a tool for candidates to document their development, competencies, accomplishments, and progression through their educator preparation program.
Tk20 stands for "Technology in Kindergarten through Age 20," and is required for all candidates who are working towards any credential that prepares them to work in P-12 schools.
How do I access Tk20?
The Tk20 log-in link is:
You can also access Tk20 from the Academics tab within WINGS at:
What do I use to log into Tk20?
You will use your current University ID (UID) and PIN. This is the same UID and PIN used to log into WINGS Express. If you have forgotten your UID and/or PIN, please use the "Forgot PIN" and "Find UID" services on the WINGS Express login page. If you need to change your PIN, please do so after logging into WINGS Express. The "Change your PIN" option is located under the Personal Information tab.
What should I do if I receive the "Invalid Password" error message?
Check to make sure you are entering your WINGS Express PIN correctly. Your PIN is case sensitive and should only be six characters in length. If you cannot remember your PIN, use the "Forgot PIN" service is WINGS Express.
What should I do if I receive the "Invalid UserName" error message?
Check to make sure you are entering your University ID (UID) correctly. If you cannot remember your UID, use the "Find UID" service in WINGS Express.
What should I do if I receive one of the following error messages: "This User Account is Inactive" or "Your login was unsuccessful. Your student account has not been activated in the system"?
These error messages indicate that you have not purchased an account or that the account has not been activated. It takes approximately 2-3 business days for activation after you have registered or purchased an account online. You may purchase an account on the Tk20 login page by clicking on the "Click here to purchase your student account" link.
Who should I contact if I am unable to log into Tk20?
Contact the CaTS Help Desk by calling (937) 775-4827, 1-888-775-4827, or by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is Tk20 replacing Pilot?
No, Pilot is a teaching tool that is focused more on the administrative process of teaching a class. Tk20 is a data collection tool that collects assignments and artifacts from you throughout your college career and beyond.
Do I have to pay for Tk20?
Yes, Tk20 has a $100 fee that is charged to students using the system. Your account will be active within several business days of your request made via the Tk20 login page. Once a month, Tk20 sends a list of WSU students who have new accounts. The college will post the $100 charge to your WSU Bursar account. Your account will remain active for 7 years. Prior to posting the charge, a courtesy email is sent your WSU email address.
How often do I have to pay the Tk20 fee?
The Tk20 fee is for a seven year period.
Why do I have to pay for Tk20?
Part of the contract with Tk20 is an agreement that students pay a support fee. Once a month, Tk20 sends an invoice to WSU representing the students who signed up for an account the previous month. The college, in turn, posts the $100 charge to the student's WSU Bursar account. Tk20 is a company in Austin, Texas. This fee is how they support their operation and the assessment needs of their clients.
What Internet browser should I use with Tk20?
Tk20 runs best with Firefox or Google Chrome. If using a Mac, you can also use Safari. If you experience difficulties when using Tk20, check to make sure you are using an up-to-date browser. Oftentimes you can resolve issues by trying a different browser.
Can I use the browser Back button to navigate within Tk20?
Using the browser Back button may result in a loss of important information that was not saved. It is recommended that you use the "Cancel" and "Exit" buttons, tabs, and links when navigating the application.
What is an artifact?
An artifact is a Tk20 object that is created to document the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of teacher candidates. Artifacts may be used to submit binders, course assignments, portfolios, etc.
Why am I receiving the "We do not allow upload of the file type that you attempted to upload" error message?
This message indicates that you have tried to upload a file created in a program/software file format that is not recognized by Tk20. Contact your Tk20 system administrator to get this file extension added to the Tk20 system files and then try uploading the file again.
Why am I receiving the "You cannot upload file because it would put your disk usage at xxxxxMB, over your disk quota of xMB. Please free up some disk space if you wish to upload" error message?
This message indicates that you are trying to upload a file larger than what your maximum quota allows. Contact your Tk20 system administrator about possibly increasing your disk space.
Why am I receiving the "File you are trying to upload exceeds the maximum size limit of xMB for a file. Try to break this file into smaller chunks and upload them" error message?
This message indicates that you are trying to upload a single file that is larger than the allowed limit. Contact your Tk20 system administrator about solutions on how to upload this file.
How can I get more information about using Tk20?
Tk20 has a helpful training section with tutorials on posting assignments, creating artifacts, etc. Click on the Tutorials tab at the top of the Tk20 login page. You can also talk to your instructors about attending a Tk20 training session.
Includes links for accessing Tk20 and instructions for logging in.
This document will show you how to upload and submit an assignment when an instructor has asked you to submit an assignment/key assessment in a course.
Submitted an assignment in error? This document will show you how to recall an assignment so that you can add to or replace your original submission.
If you instructor has granted you an extension and/or you need to submit an assignment for a previous course, this document will show you how to submit your assignment.
Includes how to access your Tk20 portfolio (if used in your program), how to submit documents to your portfolio, and tips for using the portfolio.
If you do not see the option of "Click here to attach" documents within your portfolio, it is possible that your Tk20 portfolio has become locked. Use this document to learn how to unlock your portfolio.
Student Help: Field Experiences
Use this document to guide you through reporting your field experience attendance.
Forgot how to access and log into Tk20? This document will help guide you through the steps.
This document will guide you through the steps for sending an assignment/key assessment in Tk20, including a check to make sure you are using the most up to date rubric.
Use this when you need to allow one or more students to submit an assignment beyond the original due date you set when you originally sent the assignment.
Use this when you need to allow an individual student to submit a portfolio beyond the original due date you set when you sent the portfolio.
This document will guide you through completing your Professional Dispositions Form using Observations for students.
Cooperating Teacher Help
Forgot your Tk20 password? This document will help guide you through resetting your password, and troubleshooting login issues.