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.
edTPA has written the National Academy of Education (NAED) to clarify inaccurate information about edTPA in a recent NAED report. The corrected facts about edTPA design and process are being shared with the field in order to provide accurate information and encourage informed dialogue about edTPA. Read More.
edTPA shifts the definition of effective teaching from delivering curriculum to making a difference for students, writes Alverno College Professor Mary Diez and local Wisconsin school board member LuAnn Bird in an article published by the National School Boards Association. Read more
Teaching quality is recognized as the most powerful school-based factor in student learning. This does not mean that all teachers have powerful effects on student learning, notes a recent blog posted by the Alliance for Excellent Education. The post goes on to point out that edTPA, which was developed by the field for the field to improve the preparation of new teachers, is one of several initiatives underway to meet this challenge. Read the blog here.
The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) would like to invite higher education administrators and instructors who use edTPA, as well as teacher educators, veteran K-12 teachers and other stakeholders to be part of the edTPA National Academy of consultants.
The National Academy will provide a network of expert teachers and higher education faculty to support the implementation of edTPA in teacher preparation programs nationwide. National Academy members will serve as trainers or benchmarkers, provide implementation support and become national leaders within a professional learning community.
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.”