28
Jun

New edTPA Resource for the 2017-2018 Program Year

The edTPA Assessment Materials Version Chart for 2017-2018 is now available at edTPA.aacte.org! This reference chart helps users determine the appropriate version of assessment materials (Academic Language Handouts, Handbook and Templates, Making Good Choices, and Understanding Rubric Level Progressions) to utilize as they develop their portfolios.

Please note the following changes to these materials from the 2016-2017 program year.

05
Jun

2017 National edTPA Implementation Conference – Registration and Call for Proposals Now Open

SCALE is pleased to announce that registration for our 10th annual conference on teacher performance assessment is now open! The 2017 National edTPA Implementation Conference will convene Friday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 5, 2017, at the Hilton and Convention Center in San Jose, California.

26
Apr

edTPA Submission and Reporting Dates

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.

10
Apr

List of Changes for edTPA Handbooks for 2016-17

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.
20
Dec

Two New edTPA Resources Available

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.

13
Oct

New edTPA Webinars Recorded in September

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.