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WMEAP Assessors

WMEAP portfolios are formally assessed by a team of 3 educators who:

  • Have the same or similar job responsibilities.
  • Have been nominated by professional organizations, including school board organizations.
  • Have been provided training by the Department of Public Instruction.
  • Have been approved for appointment by the State Superintendent.

In addition, WMEAP assessors are educators who:

  • Are not current or non-achieving candidates for the WMEAP.
  • Hold a Wisconsin Professional Educator license in the assessment area.
  • Have at least 5 years of successful professional experience in the assessment area.
  • Hold a master's degree related to the assessment area.

School board members may be an additional member of the WMEAP assessment team.  To be part of the team, the school board member must:

  • Be nominated by professional organizations, including school board organizations.
  • Have been provided training by the Department of Public Instruction.
  • Not be a current or non-achieving candidate for the WMEAP.
  • Be approved for appointment by the State Superintendent.

All assessors will sign a pledge of confidentiality and:

  • Will not assess WMEAP applications of candidates from their own school/district.
  • Will not assess WMEAP applications of candidates to whom they are/were related.
  • Will not assess WMEAP applications of candidates for whom they could not remain impartial and objective.

All WMEAP assessors, educators, and school board members must fulfill the requirements stated above.

WMEAP assessors are trained using a portfolio assessment guide developed by a national expert in the teacher portfolio assessment and Wisconsin educators who are involved in the development of the WMEAP.  Assessors use note-taking strategies, summary statements, rubrics, and a judgement  of each entry's documentation of mastery.

WMEAP Assessors training and portfolio assessment occurs annually during the summer. 

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