Our News, Press, and Statements area collects the latest press releases, statements, and key news articles regarding edTPA for you in a convenient central location.
24
Oct

PRESS RELEASE: Annual Administrative Report on edTPA® Data Shows Continued Growth and Support for the First Nationally Available Assessment of Teacher Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 24, 2016

Contact: Adam Bradley, 301-656-0348 Adam@thehatchergroup.com

WASHINGTON – Oct. 24, 2016 – A newly released public report on the second full year of edTPA implementation provides a detailed picture to date of edTPA’s continued expansion and support as the first nationally available performance-based assessment and support system for teacher licensure, program completion and accreditation. More than 27,000 candidate portfolios are included in the findings, and analyses are presented in the report to reaffirm reliability and consistency of scoring, examine evidence of validity and document trends in candidate performance.

30
Sep

Press Release: New Report on First-Year edTPA® Data Shows Growth, Affirms Validity & Reliability Of the First Nationally Available Licensure Assessment of Teacher Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Adam Bradley
Adam@thehatchergroup.com
301-6560348

New Report on First-Year edTPA® Data Shows Growth, Affirms Validity & Reliability
Of the First Nationally Available Licensure Assessment of Teacher Candidates

WASHINGTON – Sept. 30, 2015 – A new public report on the first full year of edTPA implementation provides the most detailed picture to date of edTPA’s expansion as the first nationally available performance-based assessment and support system for teacher licensure. More than 18,000 candidate portfolios are included in the findings, and analyses are presented in the report to affirm reliability and consistency of scoring, examine evidence of validity, and document trends in candidate performance.

10
Apr

Press Release: Educators Gather for edTPA Southeast Regional Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

APRIL 10, 2015

Contact Adam Bradley
301-6560348

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.

23
Sep

edTPA Helps Enhance Student Teaching

A recent feature story in Principal magazine highlights examples of P-12 and higher education programs collaborating to enhance the clinical experiences of teacher candidates.

Authored by Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the article explains how using edTPA in these sites has inspired P-12 schools and teacher prep faculty to work together in new ways.

“We now have a framework and structure. The guidelines are very clear,” says Susan Copeland, principal of the University of Memphis Campus School for the College of Education. Read the article here.

22
Sep

Public Supports Change In Teacher Preparation

A new poll finds that the American public believes more must be demanded of future teachers and those who prepare them.

The 2014 PDK International/Gallup poll found strong support for tightening entrance requirements for would-be teachers; lengthening practice teaching to a full year and requiring all candidates to pass board certification before being licensed.

The emergence of such clear public opinion comes as more states and institutions of higher education are using edTPA™ to asses new candidates and reflect on edTPA data to adjust and strengthen support for aspiring teachers. See the results here.

08
Jul

Oregon’s Focus On Teacher Training Includes edTPA

A new article from The Daily Astorian newspaper in Oregon describes how edTPA is part of an effort by Oregon education leaders to focus on improving the preparation of new teachers. While acknowledging questions about cut scores and student fees for the assessment, the article quotes Saroja Barnes from the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education calling edTPA a “culture changer” in reference to the increased collaboration that has resulted across programs at institutions using edTPA. Read the article here.