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.

edTPA Literature Review Now Available

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


edTPA Tips For Cooperating Teachers

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.


Educators Discuss Impact of edTPA

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.


New Document Offers edTPA Guidance To Supervising Teachers

This new document is for P-12 teachers who support and supervise teacher candidates going through edTPA. While supervising teachers continue to offer support for excellent teaching, this document clarifies acceptable and unacceptable ways to support candidates as part of edTPA. Download the document.


edTPA Support System, Professional Community Continue to Grow

edTPA is more than an assessment. It is a support system focused on educator learning and program growth. This new document explains the many ways that edTPA is supporting participating states, preparation programs and teacher preparation faculty. Download the document.


Shorter University Senior Shares edTPA Experience At Georgia Conference

Kaitlynn Cantrell, a senior at Shorter University in Rome, GA, told 300 teacher preparation experts from across the state that going through edTPA wasn’t easy, but it helped her plan differentiated lessons and relate effectively to her school community. Cantrell’s December 16 presentation at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission’s 2014 edTPA Technical Assistance Conference was covered by the Rome News-Tribune. Read the article.