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.
08
Oct

Making Sure Teachers are Classroom-Ready

A new article details the growing interest among states and teacher preparation programs in using performance-based assessments as a way to ensure that teachers are able to “translate book learning into effective instruction.” The most prominent of these assessments, the article notes, is edTPA.

The article was published by Stateline.org, which is an independent national news services that focuses on state policy and is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Read the full article here.

08
Jul

Ohio should adopt tool to assess new teachers’ skills

Renee A. Middleton, Dean of the Gladys W. & David H. Patton College of Education at the University of Ohio, Athens, calls for statewide use of edTPA in this Columbus Dispatch op-ed :  Read the op-ed here.

03
Mar

New Teacher Assessment Tool Making Headway in Education Programs

From Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

ORLANDO, Fla. — When Evelyn Perry — an administrator within the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University — first learned about a relatively new teacher assessment tool known as edTPA, her first reaction was, “This is a lot of work.”

15
Nov

edTPA Partners to Join National Board Effort

Congratulations to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standard for winning a $3 million Investing in Innovation Grant to move forward with an initiative to improve teacher training in math and science. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium are proud partners in this effort. The grant will allow the National Board, with the help of its partners, to build an online repository of classroom videos and other resources that help illustrate master teaching.

Read Full National Board Press Release

14
Aug

Marcy Singer-Gabella Featured in Hechinger Report

An article written by Marcy Singer-Gabella, edTPA coordinator of Vanderbilt University, has been published in the Hechinger Report. The opinion piece, entitled “New Way of Testing Rookie Teachers Could Be a Game Changer”, focuses on edTPA as an answer to challenges associated with teacher preparation and effectiveness. To read the full article, click the link below:

New Way of Testing Rookie Teachers Could Be a Game Changer

30
Jul

New York Times Article: To Earn Classroom Certification, More Teaching and Less Testing

A feature article in The New York Times offered an in-depth look at the purpose, goals and design elements of  edTPA. In the piece, edTPA officials and participants discuss the initiative’s progress and the impact it stands to have on the educator preparation profession.