Posting of Grades

You will receive copies of your observation and evaluation forms automatically via your WGU email account when they are submitted by your clinical supervisor (CS) or host teacher (HT). Please allow up to one week for passes to post on your degree plan by Teacher Success and the Records office. Ensure that you have received copies of your forms before you inquire regarding the status of forms processing and assessment passes on your degree plan. Additionally, it is important to note:


  • If observation forms contain indications that you are not progressing as expected, your forms will not be processed until the next few observations indicate satisfactory progression. You and your mentor will receive notification if your forms are held for low marks.
  • The timing of passes for observations will not be adjusted to satisfy current or end of term requests. If you are in the classroom or still participating in cohort seminar in a new term, you are responsible for the corresponding assessments in the new term. For example, if your term ends 10/31 and you are observed on 11/10, the observation will pass on your student record 11/10, requiring a new term.  If your term ends 10/31, you are observed on 10/25 and the observation is not received until 11/15, the observation will pass on your student record 10/25.
  • If you registered in a part-time term for the term leading up to demonstration teaching and observations are conducted in the current term, additional tuition will become due in the originally set part-time term.  For example, if registration was set for 6 CUs for a term starting 6/1 and demonstration teaching observations #1 and #2 are passed in September (current term), additional tuition for the corresponding CUs for that assessment will be due in the previously accepted part-time term.  
  • If you are submitting a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) such as the edTPA that requires a third-party evaluation by Pearson or ETS, you must submit your TPA to the third-party vendor prior to the end of your current term. When you pass your TPA, the third-party submission date determines the date your TPA will pass on your degree plan.

    If your passing score from the third-party vendor is expected after the end of your term, the WGU Records Office will pass your TPA assessment with the date that you submitted to the third-party vendor.  In order for this process to occur, you must submit a copy of your third-party vendor submission confirmation email to for the edTPA. Failure to submit your third-party submission confirmation email will impact the proper timing to pass the TPA on your degree plan.

    If you submit your TPA after the end of a term, you will need to enroll in a new term and the pass will post in the new term.

    No further action is required by you or your mentor if the TPA is submitted prior to the end of the term and scores are expected after the end of the term.  Please work with your mentor for all term planning questions.

  • Save all of your observation and evaluation forms as they are important documentation of your DT experience and could be useful for your professional portfolio or when applying for jobs.
  • Grades are not posted until all observations pertaining to an assessment are submitted.
  • The final evaluation cannot be passed until you have ended your teaching assignment in the classroom.

Remember, most assessments encompass two or more observations and the Teacher Success team cannot post midterm and final assessment grades prior to receiving evaluations from both the clinical supervisor and host teacher. If you are in a post baccalaureate or master’s degree teaching program, you must complete and pass your professional portfolio before your final evaluation will be passed and the grade posted.