03
Nov

Annual Administrative Report on edTPA® Data Shows Continued Growth and Support for the First Nationally Available Assessment of Teacher Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2017

Contact: Adam Bradley, 301-656-0348  Adam@thehatchergroup.com

WASHINGTON – Nov. 3, 2017 – A newly released public report on the third 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. Nearly 35,000 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 by demographic group.

Growing Use of edTPA

edTPA, exclusively owned by Stanford University and developed by educators for educators, has been used operationally to assess teacher candidates since fall 2013; it is now used by educator preparation programs in 40 states. Membership in the edTPA online community, first launched in 2011, has grown to about 9,700 faculty from more than 750 educator preparation programs, the report notes. The extensive support infrastructure available to edTPA members includes more than 170 resources that have been downloaded more than 1,000,000 times.

02
Oct

Registration Deadline for edTPA Conference

We are excited to host the 10th annual national conference on teacher performance assessment! The 2017 National edTPA Implementation Conference will convene Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the Hilton and Convention Center in San Jose, California.

This year we are proud to welcome Linda Darling-Hammond, Tony Bryk, and Rick Stiggins as featured keynote speakers. We will also take time to honor our longtime friends and colleagues Sharon Robinson and Lee Shulman.

28
Jun

New edTPA Resource for the 2017-2018 Program Year

The edTPA Assessment Materials Version Chart for 2017-2018 is now available at edTPA.aacte.org! This reference chart helps users determine the appropriate version of assessment materials (Academic Language Handouts, Handbook and Templates, Making Good Choices, and Understanding Rubric Level Progressions) to utilize as they develop their portfolios.

Please note the following changes to these materials from the 2016-2017 program year.

05
Jun

2017 National edTPA Implementation Conference – Registration and Call for Proposals Now Open

SCALE is pleased to announce that registration for our 10th annual conference on teacher performance assessment is now open! The 2017 National edTPA Implementation Conference will convene Friday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the Hilton and Convention Center in San Jose, California.

26
Apr

edTPA Submission and Reporting Dates

The 2017-2018 edTPA portfolio submission and score reporting schedule has been posted on edtpa.com. This schedule includes a three-week turnaround time for score reporting in all 27 edTPA handbooks and is applicable to candidates registering for initial submissions, as well as to candidates registering for a partial- or full-assessment retake.

10
Apr

List of Changes for edTPA Handbooks for 2016-17

We are pleased to release the list of changes from 2016-2017 Handbooks to 2017-2018 Handbooks. There are no generic changes to the edTPA handbooks and only minor changes for the following fields:

  • Classical Languages,
  • Elementary Education,
  • Elementary Literacy,
  • Literacy Specialist,
  • Special Education, and
  • World Language.