Mineral Point Superintendent Dr. Luke Francois has been appointed by State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers to serve as a Wisconsin Master Educator Assessment Process (WMEAP) Assessor.
WMEAP is an assessment process for achieving the voluntary Wisconsin Master Educator license.
Francois served on his first panel in July for candidates looking to become Master Administrators.
WMEAP portfolios are formally assessed by a team of three educators who:
- Have the same or similar job responsibilities.
- Have been nominated by professional 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 five years of successful professional experience in the assessment area.
- Hold a master’s degree related to the assessment area.
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.