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.
Press Release: New Report on First-Year edTPA® Data Shows Growth, Affirms Validity & Reliability Of the First Nationally Available Licensure Assessment of Teacher Candidates
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New Report on First-Year edTPA® Data Shows Growth, Affirms Validity & Reliability
Of the First Nationally Available Licensure Assessment of Teacher Candidates
WASHINGTON – Sept. 30, 2015 – A new public report on the first full year of edTPA implementation provides the most detailed picture to date of edTPA’s expansion as the first nationally available performance-based assessment and support system for teacher licensure. More than 18,000 candidate portfolios are included in the findings, and analyses are presented in the report to affirm reliability and consistency of scoring, examine evidence of validity, and document trends in candidate performance.
SCALE is excited to make available an update to the edTPA Review of Research. This Review of Research on Teacher Education: edTPA Task Dimensions and Rubric Constructs was developed by SCALE, with input from educators and researchers, to identify foundational research literature that informs the development of edTPA. The literature cited provides a research foundation for the role of assessment in teacher education, for the common edTPA architecture, and for each of the 15 shared rubric constructs. We encourage educators, policy makers, programs, and teacher candidates to use the review to examine the underlying constructs of edTPA as a measure of effective teaching.