New Name for the TPA: As we approach the release of the TPA Operational Handbooks and continued use of the TPA this Fall, we want you to be the first to know that the TPA now has a new, official name – edTPA. This new name will keep at the forefront the educative nature of the assessment and its role in supporting candidate learning and program renewal.
edTPA participants were able to attend a set of two recent webinars: the Beyond the Field Test: edTPA Usage Plan for 2012-2013 webinar, held on June 27th, and the Lessons Learned from the TPAC Field Test webinar, held on July 12th. We are pleased to be able to offer archives of these webinars in edTPA’s Resource Library.
An interview with Linda Darling-Hammond was recently featured in the May issue of ASCD‘s Educational Leadership journal. The interview, entitled The Challenges of Supporting New Teachers, provides insights into the preparation and support new teachers require, touching on the role of performance assessment prior to and during the first few years of teaching. The full article can be reviewed by clicking the link: The Challenges of Supporting New Teachers