New FAQs Respond to Educator Questions

As follow up to the edTPA breakfast meeting at the AACTE annual meeting last month, SCALE, AACTE and Pearson have prepared responses to questions posed by breakfast participants. Included in the Breakfast Q and A document is a link to a new resource on edTPA and the teacher education curriculum developed for SCALE by edTPA national design team member Mistilina Sato (University of Minnesota). We offer both new documents as sources for programs to share with faculty, P-12 partners and other stakeholders as they engage in educative implementation of edTPA. Please join us in the Online Community with your additional questions or comments about questions and answers.


Ed Week Commentary: Why Performance Tests Make Sense for New Teachers

The leaders of four major education associations, including Sharon P. Robinson, explain why they support performance assessments, including edTPA, for beginning teachers in this Education Week Commentary. Such assessments, the piece notes, promote essential teaching skills … by ensuring that they are emphasized, measured, and supported.
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SCALE Shares Recommendations For edTPA Implementation

The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity has released guidance to help states and educator preparation programs successfully implement edTPA. The recommendations reflect the input of the edTPA Policy Advisory Board and cover several aspects of implementation, including timelines, performance standards and activities to prepare for edTPA. The recommendations are being shared with state education agencies and institutions of higher education. Download the recommendations.


Teacher Preparation Programs Share Lessons from edTPA

In a new set of video interviews, faculty and administrators from teacher preparation programs across the nation talk about how they are using data and the lessons learned from edTPA to build greater collaboration across their programs, adjust curriculum and improve how they support teacher candidates. The videos were recorded during the 2013 edTPA National Implementation Conference in San Diego and reflect many of the themes and takeaways from conference presentations. See the videos here.


edTPA at AACTE Annual Meeting 2014

Members from around the nation joined together at AACTE’s 66th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis to engage in conversations about edTPA and teacher preparation. The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) hosted an edTPA member breakfast where over 200 individuals met to discuss the current edTPA news as well as ask questions and get answers straight from edTPA leaders.


SCALE provides edTPA alignment to Common Core

The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) has prepared three documents in two subject areas to demonstrate points of alignment among the Common Core State Standards, edTPA prompts/rubrics, and NCTE and NCTM pedagogical standards used by CAEP.

Read more about these documents here. Please note that these documents are available only to edTPA members.