01
Apr

Updated Guidance for Candidates Impacted by School Closures

With many educator preparation programs (EPPs) and P–12 school districts impacted by COVID-19, the following guidance is provided to programs and teacher candidates in need of options for successfully preparing and submitting an edTPA portfolio.

Pearson will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as events warrant. The following guidance can be found on edTPA.com.

Virtual Learning Environments

The edTPA program has a “Virtual Learning Environment” option available to candidates who prepare and provide instruction to students in virtual learning environments. This option is currently accessed through an alternative arrangements process. For more information and to download the request form, please review the information available on the Requesting Alternative Arrangements due to a Virtual Learning Environment page.

Registration Extension Available to Candidates

Teacher candidates have 18-months to prepare and submit a finalized portfolio from the date of edTPA registration, for both initial submissions and retakes. To provide additional support to teacher candidates impacted by COVID-19, on April 6, 2020 all registrations will be extended to expire on December 5, 2021. The extension will apply to open registrations (e.g., initial submissions and retakes) without the need for candidates to contact Pearson.

Two Additional Submission and Reporting Dates Added to the 2019–2020 Submission and Reporting Schedule

Two additional submission and reporting dates have been added to the 2019–2020 submission and reporting schedule to support candidates impacted by school closures due to COVID-19.

  • Submit by June 18, 2020, to receive scores on July 9, 2020
  • Submit by August 20, 2020, to receive scores on September 10, 2020

Candidates should utilize the current edTPA handbooks available in their portfolio platforms for preparing and submitting portfolios for the remainder of the 2019–2020 submission and reporting schedule. The 2020–2021 edTPA submission and reporting schedule is also available. The schedule provides the submission deadlines with score reporting dates after September 10, 2020.

edTPA Coordinators and program faculty members who need additional information, or have questions regarding this topic, may contact edTPA EPP Support at edtpaeppsupport@pearson.com, or by telephone at (866) 613-3278.

20
Mar

Guidance for Candidates Impacted by School Closures

With many educator preparation programs (EPPs) and P–12 school districts impacted by COVID-19, the following guidance is provided to programs and teacher candidates in need of options for successfully preparing and submitting an edTPA portfolio.

Pearson will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as events warrant.

Candidates Have 18 Months to Submit

Upon edTPA account registration, teacher candidates have 18 months to prepare and submit a finalized portfolio, for both initial submissions and retakes. Programs may encourage candidates to submit their portfolio during a future submission window within the 18 months.

13
Mar

edTPA COVID-19 Update

On behalf of SCALE, Pearson, and AACTE, we would like to assure you that our main priority is the health and well-being of all learners, prospective teachers, faculty, P-12 educators, parents and their communities.  We are carefully monitoring the information about COVID-19 and are aware of the many educator preparation program (EPP) and school closures around the country. We will continue to stay informed of the situation and discuss ways in which we may support states and EPPs as they consider how to meet program and state requirements. We are supporting and partnering with states as they discuss options to best address their policy questions and needs.

09
Mar

2020 National TPA Conference Postponed

Over the past few weeks, SCALE has been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), with the health and safety of all conference attendees at the forefront.  Given several new local and state health measures regarding travel and hosting large events, including from Stanford University and other EPP institutions, SCALE has come to the decision to cancel the 2020 National TPA Conference this spring.

While SCALE is greatly disappointed that they will not have the opportunity to convene this March 26-28, they know that this decision is in the best interest of everyone’s well-being and appreciate your understanding.  Further, given your contributions and scholarship regarding the policies and practices associated with implementation of the edTPA, SCALE is pursuing the possible option of rescheduling the event in the fall.

SCALE is aware that this decision will have travel impacts for many attendees. All conference registration fees will be refunded to the method of payment over the course of the next few weeks.  In addition, room reservations made within the hotel block at the Renaissance Austin are fully cancellable up to 72 hours before the planned date of arrival. If you have any questions, feel free to contact stanfordscale@stanford.edu. Thank you for your patience and consideration during this time.

16
Sep

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – edTPA NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2020

SCALE will convene the annual Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Conference on ”Preparing the Workforce for Equitable Teaching and Learning” from March 26th-28th, 2020 in Austin, TX.  The Program Committee welcomes proposals from implementers of edTPA, the P-12 community and all individuals who support teachers and teacher candidates with performance assessment.  Please click here for more detailed information about the call for proposals (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tpa2020). The deadline for submitting proposals is November 11, 2019. 

The conference will be held at the Renaissance Austin. Stay tuned for more information about conference registration and travel/logistics later this fall!  We look forward to connecting with the edTPA community there!

26
Sep

2017 edTPA® Annual Administrative Report

The Educative Assessment and Meaningful Support: 2017 edTPA Administrative Report is now publicly available. The report describes edTPA’s continued expansion and support as the first nationally available performance-based assessment and support system for entry level educators. Of the 39,566 15-rubric handbook portfolios scored, 86% were submitted in states where edTPA is required for initial educator licensure, certification, or program completion/program approval. 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.

edTPA has been used operationally to assess teacher candidates since fall 2013 and is now used in 41 states. Membership in the edTPA online community, first launched in 2011, has grown to about 10,300 faculty from more than 790 educator preparation programs. The extensive support infrastructure available to edTPA members includes more than 175 resources that have been downloaded more than 1.3 million times.