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Throughout the teacher education program a variety of assessments are used to evaluate candidate knowledge, skills, and dispositions. In addition they are used to determine the effectiveness of the programs and make programmatic changes to keep pace with the needs of a dynamic educational community.

Candidates at Boise State University are well prepared to teach students. Visit Teacher Education Requirements (GATES) to see a summary of requirements. The following instruments are used to indicate the knowledge, skills and dispositions of teacher education candidates.

  • Education Disposition Assessment - The Technical Disposition Assessment evaluates a student’s disposition to be a teacher and is administered in various courses throughout the teacher education program.
  • Professional Year:  Intern/Student Teacher Assessment-Supervisors and mentor teachers use work samples, observations, conferences, the rubric, and their professional judgment to complete this assessment two times during the professional year.