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

13
Aug

Linda Darling-Hammond on Real Teacher Ed Reform

Linda Darling-Hammond’s recent article on teacher education reform, published in Inside Higher Ed, focuses on the strengths of edTPA as a valid accountability tool and agent of professionally-led reform.  To read the full essay, “Real Teacher Ed Reform”, follow the link below. The article was subsequently republished in The Washington Post’s Answer Sheet.

Real Teacher Ed Reform

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.

29
Jul

New Name for the TPA, Usage Plan Q&A

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.

25
Jul

Webinars Hosted for Participants

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.

22
May

Linda Darling-Hammond Interviewed in Educational Leadership Journal

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