A note on workload: The schedule, tasks, progression, and target workload percents are all general recommendations, based on the conditions of the particular placement. They should be followed as is possible and appropriate to the placement; however, they are not strict requirements. Variation and discrepancy may occur based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: the CT’s workload, the Student Teacher’s ability and readiness to take on a given workload, the school/class schedule, and the placement’s overlap with the CT’s current unit planning. It is always best for all parties (Student Teacher, CT, Supervisor) to discuss workload when there are changes made and/or if there are concerns. In general, the workload should not be substantially less than recommended but may be increased, if agreed upon by all parties.

Student Teachers, Field Supervisors, and Co-operating Teachers should review the target workload and assessment schedule, and ensure that their agreed-upon schedule and progression is being followed every week.

Schedules and expectations differ by Field Experience/Internship (and at times, by program), so please ensure you are using the correct schedule. Forms should be submitted as they are completed, per the Field Experience/Internship assessment schedule located in the guidelines.

Workloads and schedules specific to each Field Experience/Internship can be found in the section menus on the left (desktop) / above (mobile).


Accessing, Completing & Submitting Forms

The Internships & Student Affairs Office uses an electronic assessment model which requires evaluators (i.e. Field Supervisors and Co-operating Teachers) to use Adobe Reader in order to download, complete, save and send/print the fillable PDF student teaching assessment forms.  Adobe Reader can be downloaded for free here.


  1. Download the appropriate fillable PDF form and save to the computer’s desktop

    Important: Do not attempt to fill the PDF out while viewing in the internet browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, etc.) as the entries will not save; an individual copy must be downloaded to the computer’s desktop and opened from there in order to save
    Important Note for Mac Users: Do not use the Mac Preview application to open and save the forms; your text will not be visible to others. Download Adobe Reader and open the file through this program instead. 
  2. Open the saved version of the PDF, complete and re-save the document

    Important: An original signature is not required as the form will be considered authenticated if received from a valid/professional e-mail address
  3. Submit the assessment to the relevant stakeholders
Interim Report | Summative Assessment
Assessment of Readiness (MATL IN1)
Competency Improvement Plan / Record of Early Concern

Submit the completed PDF:

  • By e-mail to the Student Teacher,
  • With a CC: to the Field Supervisor and Co-operating Teacher (depending on who the submitter is)

Formative Assessments are for the Student Teacher's benefit and development, and do NOT need to be submitted/emailed to the ISA, except at the special request of the ISA.

S​​​ubmit the completed PDF in two ways:

  1. To the Student Teacher by email with a CC: to the Field Supervisor and Co-operating Teacher
  2. To the ISA through the Assessment Submission Form

Submitters using the Assessment Submission Form will receive an automated response from the ISA Office confirming receipt of each Interim Report, Summative Assessment, Week 1 Report and/or Assessment of Readiness.
If necessary, the ISA Office may contact the submitter if certain portions of the above mentioned assessments need to be completed or clarified.


Technical Support

  • Field Supervisors who require technical support with Adobe Reader or the PDF forms may contact McGill's IT Service Desk at 514-398-3398. Please have your McGill ID number on hand when you place your service call. 
  • Co-operating Teachers should contact their McGill Field Supervisor for issues with use of electronic assessment forms. 

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