The 2017-2018 edTPA portfolio submission and score reporting schedule has been posted on edtpa.com. This schedule includes a three-week turnaround time for score reporting in all 27 edTPA handbooks and is applicable to candidates registering for initial submissions, as well as to candidates registering for a partial- or full-assessment retake.
We are pleased to release the list of changes from 2016-2017 Handbooks to 2017-2018 Handbooks. There are no generic changes to the edTPA handbooks and only minor changes for the following fields:
- Classical Languages,
- Elementary Education,
- Elementary Literacy,
- Literacy Specialist,
- Special Education, and
- World Language.
Two new resources are available to support the educative implementation of edTPA.
edTPA FAQ – The newly released edTPA FAQ compiles the most frequently asked questions about edTPA, including questions asked about edTPA implementation, edTPA handbooks, the research basis supporting edTPA, portfolio submission and scoring, edTPA partnerships, and using edTPA data as evidence for program accreditation.
edTPA By the Numbers – The 2015 edTPA By the Numbers highlights data from the Educative Assessment and Meaningful Support: 2015 Annual Administrative Report.
The Illinois State Board of Education hosted a webinar on September 23 to discuss how programs have incorporated edTPA results to help candidates create an early professional growth plan as they launch their teaching careers. A recording of Pathway to a Profession: Using edTPA Results to Chart a Professional Growth Plan is available here.
On September 20, Professor Etta Hollins, Kauffman Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Andrea Whittaker of SCALE discussed how edTPA provides opportunities for candidates to focus on equitable teaching practices and introduced a community inquiry process. A recording of Discussion on edTPA, Equity, and Community Inquiry is available here.
As programs begin edTPA implementation for fall 2016, we want to draw your attention to the latest edTPA resources and updates for faculty, programs, and candidates. Updated Making Good Choices guidelines (general, Special Education, and Elementary-Task 4 versions), subject-specific Understanding Rubric Level Progressions resources, and Academic Language summary handouts are now available for 2016-17. These key documents are also summarized and linked within the Top 10 edTPA Resources list.
A new article in the Journal of Teacher Education takes a step back from the arguments in support of or in opposition to edTPA to explore the fundamental concepts of teaching upon which the performance-based assessment of teacher candidates was structured and built. The article is authored by Misty Sato, PhD, Associate Professor and Campbell Chair for Innovation in Teacher Development at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Read the abstract here, please note that you must be a JTE subscriber to download the entire article.