Critical Evaluations of Student Teaching, 1893-1928

Collection Overview

Title: Critical Evaluations of Student Teaching, 1893-1928

Record Series: 03/07/01 [Box 1-6]

Record Group:

03/07/01 Registrar Collection

Creator: ISTC

Date: 1893-1928

Extent: 6 boxes (2.29 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Scope and Content

These reports, written by critic teachers, assess student teachers' abilities to be successful teachers.  The reports include remarks on classroom discipline, character, appearance, personality, and ability to present lessons.  The critic teachers based their assessments on performance in the campus training school and in other demonstration schools.


Box 1

Advanced Training School

  • 1893
  • 1894-1895, 1895-1896
  • 1896-1897, 1897-1899
  • 1899-1900
  • 1900-1901
  • 1901-1902
  • 1902-1903
  • 1903-1904

Box 2

Advanced Training School, continued

  • 1904-1905
  • 1905-1906
  • 1906-1907
  • 1907-1908
  • 1908-1909
  • 1910-1911
  • 1911-1912

Box 3 

Advanced Training School, continued

  • 1912-1913

Primary Teacher's Course

  • 1895-1898
  • 1898-1903
  • 1903-1907
  • 1907-1909
  • 1910-1912
  • 1912-1914

Kindergarten Department

  • 1905-1908

Box 4

Combined Critic Reports on Teaching

  • Fall, 1913 - Summer, 1917
  • Spring, 1917 - Summer, 1923

Box 5

Combined Critic Reports on Teaching, continued

  • Fall, 1923 - Fall, 1926
  • Fall, 1926 - Summer, 1928

Box 6 

Critic Teachers

  • circa 1914

Candidates for Graduation

  • 1891-1892 (also includes Boarding Home assignments, 1893-1894)

Minutes and Recommendations of Committee on Deficiencies for College Entrance

  • 1909-1914

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared for the web by Assistant Archivist Dustin Witsman, Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, November 2017 and March 2018. January 2015. Linear Feet updated August 16, 2017.