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TK20 is the software application that the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) uses for University and Secondary Assessments and Accreditation reports, and, more generally, for internal and external evaluations with regard to student learning outcomes. It is accessed directly via web browser. 

As of June 30, 2022, we no longer use the services of TK20. Our contract with the vendor has expired. CIS has a copy of SPU's TK20 data as of this date although currently it is not readily accessible by end users. 

Tk20 stands for “Technology in Kindergarten through Grade 20.”


A centralized system to store the configuration of the entire assessment model.

Configurations for University assessment plans, program-level assessment plans, and course assessment rubrics.

An integration with Canvas Learning Management System.

Faculty can assess student submissions based on the built-in rubrics.

Assessment results can be aggregated to generate assessment reports.

The system can facilitate budgeting/strategic planning driven by assessment data.

Designed For

Tk20 is a platform for assessment, accountability, and management that helps colleges and universities meet requirements for accreditation.

Getting Started

Departments and Programs interested in using Tk20 should contact OIR directly. Their email address is

Technical Support and Training

OIR partners with departments and programs using Tk20. For a full definition of OIR and faculty roles in using Tk20, see their slide deck on Assessment and Tk20.

Administration and Maintenance

Tk20 is hosted by it's owner, Watermark Insights. Within SPU, administration of Tk20 is handled by OIR. 



  • Faculty & Staff

Support & Training