As follow up to the edTPA breakfast meeting at the AACTE annual meeting last month, SCALE, AACTE and Pearson have prepared responses to questions posed by breakfast participants. Included in the Breakfast Q and A document is a link to a new resource on edTPA and the teacher education curriculum developed for SCALE by edTPA national design team member Mistilina Sato (University of Minnesota). We offer both new documents as sources for programs to share with faculty, P-12 partners and other stakeholders as they engage in educative implementation of edTPA. Please join us in the Online Community with your additional questions or comments about questions and answers.
The leaders of four major education associations, including Sharon P. Robinson, explain why they support performance assessments, including edTPA, for beginning teachers in this Education Week Commentary. Such assessments, the piece notes, promote essential teaching skills … by ensuring that they are emphasized, measured, and supported.