Tk20 is an assessment software system that can be integrated with BlackBoard to better serve students and faculty members.

Our academic programs collect data and feedback in order to remain accredited by local, regional, and national accreditation associations. Tk20 acts as our information system that helps to organize and analyze this required data. Tk20 is also the system we use to create and score the electronic portfolios required for our licensure programs.

Tk20 allows students to develop and submit assignments, track field placements and their status in the program, build portfolios, and access content after graduation. Tk20 also establishes electronic documentation of student outcomes as required by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) , the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Tk20 accounts are accessible for 7 years after the purchase date.

For frequently asked questions, please visit Tk20's customer support page. For system support, please contact Tk20 via email ( or by phone (512) 401-2000.

Additional Information for Students:

Please log in using the link on the upper left of this screen. If you cannot log in, please email Ellen Baker as soon as possible. Please include your program name in that email.

Please remember to click Save if you are working on a long-term project (i.e., your portfolio or your field binder), not Submit! Remember, the Submit button is for when you are completely done with something and are ready for that project to be scored by your faculty.

Additional Information for Mentor Teachers and Field Supervisors:

Mentor teachers and other on-site field supervisors will receive a link via email to their student's Tk20 field binder within the first three to four weeks of the semester. Once you click the link in that email, you will be taken directly into Tk20.

Once you are in Tk20, please click on your student's name in the middle of the screen. You will then see the forms we would like you to complete on the right side of the screen. Your forms in particular are towards the top of the screen, and will have little red flags next to them. Click the Save button after completing each form, not Submit; the Submit button is used when all forms are completed. Please check with your student's UVM faculty supervisor regarding due dates for individual forms.

Other questions? Looking for help?

For questions pertaining to your academic program and Tk20, please contact the CESS Student Services Office.

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You can find answers to your support questions by pressing the "help" button while logged in to Tk20.  You can find this button at the top right of every page in the system.

For frequently asked questions, see Tk20's customer support FAQ page.

Tk20 Contact Information

For system support, please contact Tk20 via email at or by phone at (512) 401-2000.

CESS Tk20 Unit Administrator

Amanda Simpfenderfer
Director of Assessment, Data, and Accreditation
441 Waterman Building
(802) 656-3878