Check out the edTPA Community Updates page for key announcements for edTPA implementers and participants. Please note that some of the announcements posted here are associated with various levels of the Usage Plan and will link to Introductory, Exploratory or Implementation level discussions in the Online Community or level appropriate materials in the Resource Library.

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.


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.


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.


Join the Growing edTPA Support Network

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.


edTPA Summary Report Is Now Available

The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education are pleased to announce the public release of the 2013 edTPA Field Test: Summary Report. The report describes edTPA design, development efforts by the profession for the profession, data informing validity and reliability studies, and field test and standard-setting results.

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