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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The 2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference was held November 1-2 at the University of San Diego. 400 representatives from higher education participated, deepening their understanding of edTPA, asking difficult questions and sharing strategies and best practices with colleagues from across the country. Videos of presenters and their PowerPoints will be available in the coming weeks. Please be sure to visit our website often for updates.
As we move into operational use of edTPA with a professional performance standard (to be released on November 8, 2013), some candidates, whose edTPA has been submitted and officially scored in the Pearson system, may be required to retake edTPA. SCALE has developed a set of guidelines to assist programs as they examine candidate performance and advise candidates on the retake process. Program faculty will find the Guidelines for edTPA Retake Decision-making and Support in the Resource Library. Directions and timelines for candidates to submit retake materials are found at www.edtpa.com.
SCALE has developed a new version of Making Good Choices (MGC) to provide particular support for candidates preparing for edTPA in Special Education. Following the same format as the original MGC, the new version poses questions and provides answers that guide candidates to consider their own teaching contexts and the particular strengths and challenges of the students they teach. The Special Education MGC explains and provides examples of the curricular areas of special education and associated learning targets for focus students. The document is available in the Resource Library. edTPA coordinators and associated program faculty can download the MGC and distribute to candidates preparing for edTPA.
edTPA™ passed a critical milestone this summer when the final assessments were submitted and scored as part of an ambitious two-year edTPA field-test period. Completion of this extensive field testing gives new momentum to edTPA, which is scheduled to be fully operational and available to all states and teacher candidates beginning September 18.
During the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years, more than 12,000 teacher candidates in 26 states participated in the edTPA process. The candidates came from some 250 institutions. Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington were among the states with the highest number of teacher candidates participating in the field test.
edTPA developers at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) used the field test to refine the assessment to prepare for this fall’s launch. With extensive input from teacher educators from around the country, SCALE revised the handbooks that guide teacher candidates through the process and strengthened scorer and scoring training requirements.
The National edTPA Implementation Conference will be convened November 1 – 2, 2013 at the University of San Diego. This annual two-day gathering is open to higher education administrators, faculty, supervisors and state education agencies (SEAs) who are seeking to deepen their understanding of edTPA and network within a learning community of edTPA users. Attendees will benefit from attending workshops and discussions that support implementation and emphasize edTPA’s educative elements for candidates and its program renewal potential.
To learn more about this event please visit our upcoming events page.