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

05
Sep

Etta Hollins Statement

Etta Hollins, Kauffman Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City, provides a ringing endorsement for edTPA. Hollins’ statement, linked below, posits that edTPA is “one of the most important and promising steps now being taken to improve the teaching profession.”

Finally, a Truly Promising New Approach to Improving Teacher Preparation

 

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.