The School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) uses a platform called Tk20 that includes portfolio and online assessment tools. Tk20 enables the collection, monitoring, and analysis of your progress in class and in the field. This allows SP2 to monitor curriculum alignment with the policies and standards of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) for accredited MSW programs and to ensure educational and field goals are met in order to graduate well-prepared social workers.
During your time at SP2, you will use Tk20 to view and complete field forms and evaluations and self-efficacy assessments of core competencies for the MSW program. You can also use Tk20 to store course syllabi and samples of your work from course assignments for a period of 7 years. This collection of work is referred to as a portfolio. It can be used to demonstrate your work to prospective employers and to display professional growth.
Tk20 Log In
The log in page for Tk20 may be accessed here.
Faculty/Liaison/Supervisor Instructions for Tk20
Please use the links below to view instructions for navigating Tk20.
Please use the links below to view instructions for navigating Tk20 to complete the tasks assigned to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tk20?
Tk20 is a comprehensive data management system that allows students to be active online participants in multiple areas of their MSW experience including: curriculum assessment, course instruction, and the field experience.
How much storage space do students have?
You will have ample space for all student work. The storage space is limited by the institution’s Tk20 server space.
Is Tk20 available on Macs, PCs and Tablets?
Tk20 is a web-based product that is accessible to Mac, iPad, and PC users. Tk20 is not supported on tablets or mobile cellular devices at this time. Tk20 is supported on Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Please ensure you are using the current version of your web browser.
Is the system secure and confidential?
Yes, Tk20 is secure and confidential. Only pertinent SP2 faculty and staff will have access to your field information. When you complete a self-efficacy scale, it will be anonymous and analyzed on an aggregate level.
What is my Tk20 username and password?
Your username is your PennKey and your password is your PennKey password.
How does my field supervisor log on to Tk20?
Your field supervisor will get a unique login to allow access to Tk20. This will allow your field supervisor to view the learning contract, complete your field evaluation, and view other field related documents. Your field supervisor will not have access to anything on Tk20 unrelated to the current field placement/practice class in which you’re enrolled. If you change field placements, your new field supervisor will not have access to any data recorded from your former field supervisor.
I am having trouble logging in/ completing my assessments/ uploading files in Tk20.
What do I do if one of my courses does not appear in Tk20?
The Tk20 system is updated on a regular basis and if your course is not currently displayed it may appear in a few days. Please contact your Tk20 Unit Administrator if the issue persists.