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.

04
Sep

2018-2019 Elementary Education Options

As a reminder, the 2018-19 national handbooks, templates, and support resources (URLPs, Making Good Choices, and academic language handouts) for all subject areas except Elementary Education are available for download in the Pearson ePortfolio Platform and other integrated platform providers.

12
Jun

Fall 2018 edTPA Handbook & Templates Posted

The 2018-19 national handbooks, templates, and support resources (except for ELE) have now been posted in the AACTE Resource Library as an advance resource for programs. All materials for all fields will be available for candidates to use for submissions through the platform providers beginning in September 2018.

Overall, there are no changes to national edTPA handbook content for all subject areas, and virtually no changes to support resources. Minimal formatting updates have been made to make these documents accessibility-friendly. We encourage you to check the errata, which are updated on a regular basis, to see a list of minor subject-specific corrections and clarifications.

23
Apr

FALL 2018 edTPA HANDBOOK & TEMPLATE RELEASE

Overall, there will be no changes to national edTPA handbook content for all subject areas in fall 2018. There are also virtually no changes to Making Good Choices, Understanding Rubric Level Progressions (URLPs), and academic language handout content. The handbooks and templates, along with those key resources, are getting minor formatting updates to ensure that they are accessibility-friendly and have updated copyright/version labeling. Accessible versions of the national handbooks, templates and support resources (except for ELE) will be posted in the AACTE Resource Library in May 2018. All materials for all fields will be available for candidates to use for submissions beginning in September 2018. We encourage you to check the errata, which are updated on a regular basis, to see a list of any minor subject-specific corrections and clarifications. The errata include a versions chart, which you can compare to the version number on the cover of the handbooks to ensure you are using the latest ones.

18
Apr

edTPA HANDBOOK IMPROVEMENT SURVEY

As the designers and developers of edTPA, SCALE regularly seeks input from the field to inform assessment improvements. We see this feedback as critical to our commitment to support programs and candidates as they implement edTPA and prepare to serve students. We are currently gathering input on how to make the assessment more user-friendly and easier to navigate, while preserving its core structure and rubric constructs.
Please note that any changes we make will not affect the reliability and validity of the established edTPA rubrics. The proposed updates focus on streamlining handbook format, directions, and prompts to increase clarity. Our primary goal is to improve candidate engagement with the educative elements of the assessment – in other words, to grow and learn from edTPA as they reflect on their beginning teaching. Click here to take a brief 5-minute survey about these proposed updates at your earliest convenience.

17
Apr

CALL FOR 2018 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS

SCALE will convene the annual Teacher Performance Assessment Conference on October 19-20, 2018, in San Jose, CA. The event will be preceded by an invitation-only preconference day at Stanford University on October 18. 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. This year, we are also excited to invite proposals from our international colleagues and educators who are involved with teacher performance assessment and evaluation on a global level. Please click here for more information about the 2018 conference and the call for proposals. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 15, 2018.