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Northwest Missouri State University

Tk20 Assessment System

Welcome to the Tk20 informational page!  In order to prove that Northwest education students are prepared to be certified to teach, they must store certain items on the Tk20 system.  Tk20 is an assessment system that will allow Northwest education students to store important assignments, load videos of field experiences and create an online presence for potential employers.  Also, Tk20 will give the university the ability to assess each student and program to help pinpoint, diagnose and deal with any academic deficiencies in order to create better educators.

All Northwest undergraduate and graduate education students are required to purchase a seven year subscription to Tk20 before their first practicum course.  Students may purchase this subscription either at the campus bookstore or online.  The cost at the bookstore is $133 and students may pay with unused financial aid funds.  If purchased online, the cost is $103 and a credit card is required.  In order to make an online purchase, log in to the Northwest portal page here:

Once logged in, students will click on Tk20 logo on the right side of the page, and follow the instructions to purchase an account.  Whether purchased online or at the bookstore, students will need to go online in order to register and use their account. 

Training sessions will be scheduled during fall and spring semesters to instruct students on how to use the system. Information regarding training sessions will be e-mailed to students.  Course instructors will notify students about assignments that must be uploaded to Tk20. 

For other questions about the Tk20 system, please contact the Tk20 Unit Administrator, Mike McBride, at 660-562-1089 or