The sixth annual Minnesota edTPA Summit, held October 7 at St. Cloud State University, focused on an issue essential to high-quality, comprehensive teacher preparation: securing and maintaining partnerships between educator preparation programs and PK-12 school districts. Roxanne Pickle, associate professor at Bemidji State University, shares three big takeaways on that issue. Click here to read Pickle’s blog
The second Tennessee edTPA Conference is being held Nov. 12-13 at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. More than 100 educators registered for the conference, which will feature a keynote address from Cathy Zozakiewicz of SCALE, 14 breakout sessions on day one, networking opportunities, and more. The state Department of Education will be represented. Click here to learn more.
More than 18,000 teacher candidates submitted portfolios in 2014, the first full year of edTPA implementation. The results of those portfolios are analyzed in Educative Assessment & Meaningful Support: 2014 edTPA Administrative Report. The report presents evidence for validity of edTPA scores and interpretations, and analyses that demonstrate that edTPA effectively assesses the three tasks for which it is designed – planning, instruction, and assessment of student learning. Candidate performance is analyzed by demographic, geographic setting, and other factors.