Chalk & Wire

As of July 1, 2017, Chalk and Wire Accounts are free to all education majors.

Welcome to the Chalk and Wire (C&W) Tab. 

Purpose: Throughout your program you will be assessed at various points using C&W. The data collected through C&W provides the necessary data for the College of Education to complete: 1) its national accreditation report, 2) its report to the NJ Department of Education and 3) our own monitoring for programmatic improvement.

Each teacher candidate (TC)/candidate (C) enrolled in an education program is provided an account to C&W after the add/drop period

Getting started in C&W

You will receive an email from C&W to your WP email address. This introductory email includes your user id (first initial, last name) and a temporary password, along with instructions on how to log-in and change your password. Use the same password as your WPU email address. 

New user (New Teacher Candidate/Candidate)

A new user is a Teacher Candidate/Candidate that never had a C&W account. 

IF this is YOU, Check your WP email address for introductory email (see above).

Check your spam mail, IF you did not receive introductory email

Renewal accounts

Renewal accounts are for Teacher Candidate/Candidate who have had C&W accounts and it expired. 

IF this is YOU, Email Dena Silver at for a renewal account. In your email to Dena, INCLUDE the following information: name, your 855, and your major. 

Creating your portfolio

Once you have your account set-up, you need to create a portfolio. 

Begin by logging into C&W and clicking:

Once you are on your home page:

Go to menu (upper left three lines)

Go to work

Go to my coursework

On this screen, CLICK the blue button that reads “New Portfolio”.

This portfolio will house your program/Table of Contents. 

A pop-up box will appear.

In this box where it states “Name”, enter your last name, first name, and the name of your program. For example: Tutela Joelle Secondary Social Studies. 

There is a blue hyperlink, “Can’t find your table of contents?”

Click on the link. 

  1. Select Department

Select the Department you are in 

  1. Select Table of Contents:

Select the program you are in 

Click create

You will then be redirected to your portfolio page that will display your program/Table of Contents menu along with a list of assessments required for the completion of your program. 

NOTE: You will need to create a Portfolio for each program you are in. These programs can include: Teacher with Disabilities (TSD), Bi-lingual, ESL, etc. 

Launching your Professional Disposition Assessment (PDA) and Self-Assessment 

When your professor requires that you launch a Professional Disposition Assessment, you will need to: 

Begin by logging into C&W and clicking:

Click the Professional Dispositions Assessment for your course or Professional Dispositions Self-Assessment for your course.

Click Add Content

Click Text Block

Click Insert Content Here

Type “Please Assess My Professional Dispositions”

Click Save

Click Close

Check right hand side of screen for a green box with a check mark and the word 

SUBMIT, click this box. The next screen prompts the student to enter the instructor’s name. Student should begin typing the instructor’s name and then click on the instructor’s name once it appears in blue. The instructor’s name then appears with a check mark in front of it so students know they have selected the correct instructor. Click SUBMIT. 


For the Professional Dispositions Assessment (instructor version) a confirmation page appears letting the student know that an email was sent to the course instructor to complete the PDA. 

For the Professional Dispositions Self-Assessment the teacher candidate will be redirected to an online rubric in order to self-assess himself or herself. 

The course instructor receives email from the student and should assess the student using the PDA rubric. The instructor will also be able to view the teacher candidate’s self-assessment. Instructors may also see pending assessments on their dashboard under ASSESSMENTS.

ChalkandWire questions?

Please contact Dena Silver