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.

We also are excited to announce that Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute and Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, will deliver the featured keynote address on November 4th.

Please join us in celebrating our 10th annual conference on teacher performance assessment. The conference is open to P-12 partners, higher education administrators, faculty and supervisors and state education agencies who are seeking to network within a learning community of teachers and teacher educators, deepen their understanding of edTPA and discuss issues such as sustaining teachers across a career continuum.

Click here to review the schedule, register, and submit proposals. See you in November!

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.
20
Dec

Two New edTPA Resources Available

Two new resources are available to support the educative implementation of edTPA.

edTPA FAQ – The newly released edTPA FAQ compiles the most frequently asked questions about edTPA, including questions asked about edTPA implementation, edTPA handbooks, the research basis supporting edTPA, portfolio submission and scoring, edTPA partnerships, and using edTPA data as evidence for program accreditation.

edTPA By the Numbers – The 2015 edTPA By the Numbers highlights data from the Educative Assessment and Meaningful Support: 2015 Annual Administrative Report.

24
Oct

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.

13
Oct

New edTPA Webinars Recorded in September

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.