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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 10, 2015
Contact Adam Bradley
Educators Gather for edTPA Southeast Regional Summit
Convening Shows Growing National Consensus
On Standards-Based Assessment of New Teachers
SAVANNAH, GA – Nearly 300 educators representing 20 states convened last week to discuss effective implementation of edTPA, the first subject-specific, standards-based beginning teacher assessment and support system to be nationally available in the United States.
Participants at the edTPA Southeast Regional Summit included P-12 educators, educator preparation providers (EPPs), state agencies and other organizations working to build capacity for implementing edTPA. The assessment is currently used by more than 600 teacher preparation programs in some 40 states nationwide. The event produced a lively conversation on Twitter, which can be viewed by searching for the hashtag #edtpasummit15.
Marcey Wennlund, a first-year elementary school teacher in Schaumburg, Illinois, reflects on her edTPA experience and the support she received along the way in this interview following her panel presentation at the 2014 edTPA National Implementation Conference.See the video here.
SCALE is excited to share the edTPA Review of Research on Teacher Education, developed by SCALE, with input from educators and researchers, to identify foundational research literature that informs the development of edTPA. The literature cited provides a research foundation for the role of assessment in teacher education, for the common edTPA architecture, and for each of the fifteen shared rubric constructs. We encourage educators, policy makers, programs, and teacher candidates to use the review to examine the underlying constructs of edTPA as a measure of effective teaching. Read it here
Two Illinois high school mathematics teachers share their “5 edTPA tips for cooperating teachers” in this blog published by the Center for Quality Teaching. The teachers, who have been edTPA scorers and scoring supervisors, say that edTPA is a great opportunity for teacher candidates and coordinating teachers to learn and grow as educators, and hope that their tips will it less intimidating. Read it here.
Now Showing: In two new videos, teacher preparation faculty and P-12 educators share their experiences and lessons about on how they are using edTPA to guide program improvement and strengthen clinical experiences for teacher candidates. Stay tuned for more interviews about how performance assessment can support teacher preparation.