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Northwest Missouri State University

Teacher Work Sample

The TWS has undergone some minor changes for the Fall 2013 trimester.  There are four requirements that have been removed:

  1. Page limits are no longer required.
  2. Page numbers are no longer required.
  3. A title page is no longer required.
  4. A table of contents is no longer required

There are three requirements that have been added:

  1. The Element 5 rubric and instructions have been modified (see below).
  2. Files uploaded to Tk20 must be smaller than 2 megabytes (MG).
  3. Text/narrative portions of TWS elements must be copied and pasted into the “TWS Element Narrative Section” template.  This can be accessed by :
  • Click on the “portfolio” tab of the Tk20 account
  • Click on the link to the TWS portfolio
  • Click on the circular, blue icon titled “artifact wizard”.
  • Click on the “Click here to attach” link next to the “TWS Element Narrative Section” template title of the appropriate element.
  • Students will create a new artifact and copy and paste their narrative into the open text box in this template. 
  • All charts, graphics and pdfs will be uploaded separately using the “New Item”, “Click here to attach” link in artifact wizard. 
  • For more in-depth instructions »

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Exemplars of the Teacher Work Sample

Attention:  The following exemplars have been completed according to guidelines from the Spring 2013 version of the TWS rubric and instructions. To view the most correct rubric and instructions for the TWS, please view the above material.