One of the nation’s leading education publications has written an extensive story about edTPA’s development and rollout, noting that “proponents believe it could launch new ways of defining and measuring teaching practices in ways that professions like medicine and nursing have used for decades.”
The publication Education Week outlined the details of the new edTPA performance standard in the story, and cites interviews with new teachers who went through the edTPA process who said that though the assessment was challenging, it was useful. Added Alyssa Thompson, a first-year biology teacher and graduate of Illinois State University: “edTPA is hard, but becoming a professional should be hard.”
The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education are pleased to announce the public release of the 2013 edTPA Field Test: Summary Report. The report describes edTPA design, development efforts by the profession for the profession, data informing validity and reliability studies, and field test and standard-setting results.
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The 2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference was held November 1-2 at the University of San Diego. 400 representatives from higher education participated, deepening their understanding of edTPA, asking difficult questions and sharing strategies and best practices with colleagues from across the country. Videos of presenters and their PowerPoints will be available in the coming weeks. Please be sure to visit our website often for updates.
As we move into operational use of edTPA with a professional performance standard (to be released on November 8, 2013), some candidates, whose edTPA has been submitted and officially scored in the Pearson system, may be required to retake edTPA. SCALE has developed a set of guidelines to assist programs as they examine candidate performance and advise candidates on the retake process. Program faculty will find the Guidelines for edTPA Retake Decision-making and Support in the Resource Library. Directions and timelines for candidates to submit retake materials are found at www.edtpa.com.
You can now view the Alliance for Excellent Education’s recent webinar, “Ensuring Readiness to Teach: edTPA Support and Assessment” on the development and status of edTPA and its implications for developing an educator workforce. The archived version is available here and includes easy-to-navigate links to presenters and their presentation materials.
A new article details the growing interest among states and teacher preparation programs in using performance-based assessments as a way to ensure that teachers are able to “translate book learning into effective instruction.” The most prominent of these assessments, the article notes, is edTPA.