Assessment and Accreditation
Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) Information
The mission of the Professional Education Unit at Queens College is to facilitate the development of competent, caring, and qualified teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and educational leaders dedicated to promoting equity, excellence, and ethics in urban schools and communities. To ensure that our candidates and graduates have the knowledge and skills they need to become effective practitioners and to advance assessment for learning, the Professional Education Unit has adopted an e-portfolio, a web-based assessment management system called Anthology Portfolio.
Anthology Portfolio (previously known as Chalk & Wire) enables candidates to document academic and professional development, organize and showcase their work, and reflect on learning in alignment with programmatic goals, objectives, and national standards — including discipline-specific competencies. Anthology Portfolio also enables the Education Unit and its programs to maintain a quality assurance system comprised of valid data from multiple measures to engage in continuous improvement that is sustained and evidence-based.
Candidates enrolled in programs within the Education Unit must maintain an active Anthology Portfolio subscription upon admission to an education program and formal enrollment in required coursework.
You must use your QC email account to access Anthology Portfolio.
Your Anthology ePortfolio helps you collect, organize, and reflect on your academic work. It can contain files, images, and multimedia that document your academic progress, enrich your learning, sharpen your technological skills, and prepare you for certification.
You can also share your professional ePortfolio with family, friends, and potential employers. The professional look and feel to your shared ePortfolio make the Anthology ePortfolio a great tool to use when applying for internships, employment, and graduate schools.
When candidates are admitted to one of the undergraduate or graduate programs in the Education Unit, they may be instructed to obtain an Anthology ePortfolio subscription to submit their assignments as directed until graduation.
Obtaining/Renewing an Anthology Portfolio Subscription (Candidates)
|If you are a Queens College student registered for a Fall 2023 course that requires an Anthology Portfolio submission, please click on the link below to purchase your subscription through Eventbrite. Your order will be processed in 5-10 business days. You will receive an email (to your Queens College email) from AnthologyQCSupport@qc.cuny.edu once your order has been processed. The last day to purchase a subscription through Eventbrite is December 18, 2023.|
Before purchasing a subscription, please ensure you need Anthology Portfolio for this semester. No refunds can be processed once you purchase a subscription. Unsure if your account will be active for the entire Fall 2023 semester? Follow these easy steps to see your account’s expiration date:
- Log in to your Anthology Portfolio Account.
- Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.
- Date of expiration will be displayed. If the expiration is after December 20, 2023, you do not have to purchase a subscription through Eventbrite. You must purchase a subscription if your account expires before December 20, 2023.
- Anthology Portfolio Support
- What is Anthology Portfolio?
- Why is Anthology Portfolio required?
- How does Anthology Portfolio work?
- How do I begin using Anthology Portfolio?
- How do I submit classwork/assignments to my instructor?
- How do I withdraw / re-submit an assignment?
- Can I create other portfolios?
- How do I share my portfolio via a secure URL?
If you require assistance navigating Anthology, submitting coursework, obtaining an account, or any other issue, please email us at AnthologyQCSupport@qc.cuny.edu .
Anthology Portfolio support at Queens College is available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). Your quickest access to support is via email. Please plan ahead when working on assignments and assessments. We will only be available to assist you during our normal business hours.
Anthology Portfolio is a web based e-portfolio system required for candidates in the Professional Education Unit at Queens College. You will use Anthology Portfolio to create your professional program assessment e-portfolio. You can also make separate e-portfolios using Anthology for career and other purposes.
Anthology Portfolio is used as a ‘digital filing cabinet’ for ALL of your coursework as you complete your education program. You will be using one portfolio from the moment you start using Anthology until the time you graduate. You do NOT need one portfolio for each course you register into.
Anthology will be used to assess key assignments that have been identified by your Queens College teacher education certification program. The New York State Education Department and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now requires all accredited programs to document individual student performance, based on national, state and institutional standards. The Anthology Portfolio assessments will document your performance on key assignments aligned with these standards.
When a key assignment in a course is completed, you will upload this assignment to your assessment portfolio. You will then submit your assignment to your instructor for assessment. The instructor will evaluate your assignment using a rubric. All key assignments will be submitted and assessed through Anthology Portfolio. At the end of your program, you will have a complete e-portfolio of key assignments that document your professional growth.
Help! I uploaded the wrong assignment / submitted to the wrong assessor / need to fix what I have submitted…
First, you will need to withdraw the assignment: Withdraw a Submission
Once you have withdrawn your assignment, you can now re-submit your work.
You can design your own portfolios separate from the program assessment portfolio. For example, you might use Anthology to design an electronic resume portfolio. You may wish to design a portfolio to target a particular type of position or career path. Anthology Portfolio can also be used to share your personal story with your family and friends.
Click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to create a customized portfolio: Create a Customizable Portfolio
Click on the following link for detailed instructions on how to share a portfolio: Share Your Portfolio
- FACULTY HELP/FAQ
- I’m new to Anthology Portfolio. How do I get an account?
- I’ve used Anthology Portfolio before but my account has expired. How do I renew?
- How do I log-in to Anthology Portfolio?
- How do I create assignments for my class on Anthology Portfolio?
- How do I assess submitted work on Anthology Portfolio?
- I finished assessing the students’ submissions. How do I view their results?
If you require assistance navigating Anthology, obtaining an account, or any other issue, please email us at AnthologyQCSupport@qc.cuny.edu .
Anthology Portfolio support at Queens College is available during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm). Your quickest access to support is via email.
If you are a new faculty user of Anthology Portfolio, please contact Office of Assessment & Accreditation at AnthologyQCSupport@qc.cuny.edu from your QC email account and enter in your EMPLID (CUNYfirst ID#) and official job title to obtain your new account log-in credentials.
Contact the Office of Assessment & Accreditation via email – AnthologyQCSupport@qc.cuny.edu– to have your account renewed.
Visit www.chalkandwire.com/qccuny and enter in your username (or QC email) and your password. Contact the Office of Assessment & Accreditation if you are unable to log-in.
There is no need for you to create assignments for your class. All Anthology assessments are preloaded in the candidate’s portfolio. You will simply need to wait for the assignments to be submitted to you on Anthology before you can assess.
There are two ways to access assignments submitted to you:
(i) You can click on the “Pending Assessments” on your Dashboard: click here for instructions
(ii) You can use the “Assess” option from the Main Menu (left margin): click here for instructions
[NOTE: Submitted assignments that have not been assessed will appear as Pending. Incomplete assessments will appear as either “Incomplete” or “Draft”. Be sure to fully assess student work so the student can get appropriate feedback on the assignment and the scores can be accurately recorded for all submissions. For more details on assessment statuses, click here.]
To view the scores you have assigned on completed assessments, use the ‘Reporting’ menu option from the Main Menu: click here for instructions
External Stakeholder (Guest) Resources
External Stakeholder Information
As stakeholders for our candidates completing fieldwork, we ask that you complete evaluations of the candidates and the Queens College supervisors to provide us with feedback on our program at the individual level. Submission of these evaluations is essential for the EPP to conduct its annual reviews of programs and candidates’ performance. We encourage you to complete these required assessments in a timely manner.
Director of Assessment and Accreditation
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Title II of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)
In accordance with the 2008 Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Division of Education at Queens College Is required to submit an annual report to the State Department of Education of New York State and the Federal Government on the quality of its teacher preparation programs, and to make this information publicly available. Thus, the Institutional Reports of Pass Rates of Program Completers on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and Annual Report Cards on the Quality of Teacher Preparation appear here.
Title II Assessment Pass Rate Data Reporting
In compliance with federal requirements, Queens College reports the percentages of students who have completed our teacher education programs and who have passed each of the three teacher certification exams. Reports of test results follow.
Annual Report Cards on the Quality of Teacher Preparation
In compliance with an amendment in 2008, Queens College provides annual report cards. Reports of test results follow.
- Traditional Certification Program
- Alternative Certification Program