PRESS RELEASE: Annual Administrative Report on edTPA® Data Shows Continued Growth and Support for the First Nationally Available Assessment of Teacher Candidates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2016
Contact: Adam Bradley, 301-656-0348 Adam@thehatchergroup.com
WASHINGTON – Oct. 24, 2016 – A newly released public report on the second full year of edTPA implementation provides a detailed picture to date of edTPA’s continued expansion and support as the first nationally available performance-based assessment and support system for teacher licensure, program completion and accreditation. More than 27,000 candidate portfolios are included in the findings, and analyses are presented in the report to reaffirm reliability and consistency of scoring, examine evidence of validity and document trends in candidate performance.
The Illinois State Board of Education hosted a webinar on September 23 to discuss how programs have incorporated edTPA results to help candidates create an early professional growth plan as they launch their teaching careers. A recording of Pathway to a Profession: Using edTPA Results to Chart a Professional Growth Plan is available here.
On September 20, Professor Etta Hollins, Kauffman Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Andrea Whittaker of SCALE discussed how edTPA provides opportunities for candidates to focus on equitable teaching practices and introduced a community inquiry process. A recording of Discussion on edTPA, Equity, and Community Inquiry is available here.
As programs begin edTPA implementation for fall 2016, we want to draw your attention to the latest edTPA resources and updates for faculty, programs, and candidates. Updated Making Good Choices guidelines (general, Special Education, and Elementary-Task 4 versions), subject-specific Understanding Rubric Level Progressions resources, and Academic Language summary handouts are now available for 2016-17. These key documents are also summarized and linked within the Top 10 edTPA Resources list.