Gateway assessments serve as checkpoints to both identify and communicate whether Residents are on track to becoming full-time teachers. As such, proficiency levels determine Residents’ ability to continue in the program with their cohort. Residents are evaluated by the Relay faculty and their school-based Resident Advisors on gateway rubrics, with Relay faculty determining the final score for Residents. There are three possible responses to the gateways:
- If Residents are proficient, then they will move ahead.
- If Residents fail to pass a gateway on their first attempt, then they will receive extra remediation on the technique and will be assessed again.
- Should Residents fail a gateway multiple times, therefore failing to demonstrate readiness to take on further instructional responsibilities and move on with their cohort, they may be dismissed from the Relay Teaching Residency program.
- If Residents do not receive full-time teaching offers by the end of the spring term in their first year of the program, they have until the first day of the following fall term to secure employment in order to continue in the program. For school year 2020-2021, if Residents do not receive full-time teaching offers by June 8, 2020, they will have until September 8, 2020 to obtain a full-time teaching placement or face program dismissal.
An overview of Residency Gateways can be found in the Academic Programs Guide.