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Professional Disposition Questionnaire (PDQ)- About Candidates by Supervisor

Professional Disposition Questionnaire (PDQ)- About Candidates by Supervisor

McNeese State University
Burton College of Education
Professional Disposition Questionnaire
to be completed by
Cooperating Teachers, University Supervisors, and Administrators

Evaluator Role
Candidate's Program



Cooperating Teachers, University Supervisors, and Administrators: Please rate the teacher candidate you are working with this semester. 

Instructions: Using the chart below, select a number on the continuum that you believe best describes the teacher candidate’s qualities. Please share this information with the teacher candidate/cooperating teacher. In order to improve disposition qualities that are needed to be an effective teacher, an improvement plan can be developed for those teacher candidates that demonstrate problematic dispositional qualities (a 3 or below on any item).  You may provide comments to clarify any response.

Evaluation Scale:

(5) Always: 100%, 5 of 5 times

(4) Frequently: 80%, 4 of 5 times

(3) Occasionally: 60%, 3 of 5 times

(2) Infrequently: 40%, 2 of 5 times

(1) Rarely: 20%, 1 of 5 times

(0) Never: 0%, 0 of 5 times

Professional Commitment and Responsibility
5: Always (100%, 5 of 5 times)4: Frequently (80%, 4 of 5 times)3: Occasionally (60%, 3 of 5 times)2: Infrequently (40%, 2 of 5 times)1: Rarely (20%, 1 fo 5 times)0: Never (0%, 0 times)
Engages in the learning process InTASC 9n *
Demonstrates enthusiasm for learning InTASC 9n *
Produces high quality work InTASC 9o *
Demonstrates initiative suitable to the context InTASC 9n *
Conveys confidence when interacting with students, peers, and/or professionals in small group situations InTASC 9o *
Conveys confidence when interacting with students, peers, and/or professionals in large group situations InTASC 9o *
Prepares, organizes, and meets assignment due dates InTASC 9o *
Demonstrates reliability by following through with commitments InTASC 9o *
Maintains confidentiality of student information and records InTASC 9j *
Follows timelines and due dates InTASC 9o *
Arrives on time InTASC 9o *
Dresses appropriately for the situation InTASC 9o *
Is well-groomed InTASC 9o *
Intra/Interpersonal Skills
5: Always (100%, 5 of 5 times)4: Frequently (80%, 4 of 5 times)3: Occasionally (60%, 3 of 5 times)2: Infrequently (40%, 2 of 5 times)1: Rarely (20%, 1 fo 5 times)0: Never (0%, 0 times)
Reflects on own practices and behavior InTASC 9e *
Accepts evaluative feedback from peers and/or professionals InTASC 2j *
Monitors and changes behavior to improve teaching skills InTASC 2j *
Collaborates effectively with peers InTASC 3o *
Collaborates equally during group activities InTASC 3j *
Contributes relevant information during group activities InTASC 3j *
Considers all points of view and shows appreciation for diversity InTASC 9i *
Uses effective communication strategies when speaking with students, families, peers, and professionals InTASC 3l *
Communicates respectfully when speaking with students, families, peers, & professionals InTASC 3r *
Maintains professional boundaries with all the individuals InTASC 9j *
Demonstrates good judgment & discretion when interacting with peers & professionals InTASC 9j *
Attitudes Toward Learners
5: Always (100%, 5 of 5 times)4: Frequently (80%, 4 of 5 times)3: Occasionally (60%, 3 of 5 times)2: Infrequently (40%, 2 of 5 times)1: Rarely (20%, 1 fo 5 times)0: Never (0%, 0 times)
Interacts positively with learners, including those from diverse backgrounds InTASC 2j *
Uses effective communication strategies to teach learners InTASC 3l *
Demonstrates high energy and enthusiasm when teaching InTASC 3i *
Expects children and adolescents to learn and be successful InTASC 1h *
Motivates and engages children and adolescents in learning InTASC 3i *
Creates flexible learning environments to meet the needs of all learners InTASC 5s *