04
Feb

New Jersey Makes edTPA a Required Assessment

Join us in welcoming New Jersey’s educator preparation programs and P-12 partners to the edTPA community of practitioners. On December 16, 2015, the New Jersey Department of Education announced that edTPA was approved as the performance assessment required for all candidates seeking the Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS, formerly "traditional-route"), and for Certificate of Eligibility (CE, formerly "alternate-route") holders seeking the Standard Certificate.

04
Feb

NASBE Magazine Features edTPA in Georgia

Georgia’s inclusive approach to statewide implementation of edTPA is featured in this month’s issue of The State Education Standard. "Not only has edTPA changed how Georgia’s educators think about teaching and learning, it has built bridges and stronger partnerships across the state’s education community," the article says. Read the article here.

18
Dec

Save the Date! 2016 National edTPA Implementation Conference

The edTPA National Implementation Conference 2016  will be held March 31 – April 2, 2016, in Savannah, Georgia. The annual event is  open to P-12 partners, higher education administrators, faculty and supervisors and state education agencies. Join us to  deepen your understanding of edTPA and discuss issues such as supporting and sustaining teacher success. Mark your calendar and reserve your room now at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront at 800-285-0398 or 912-233-7722. Mention the edTPA National Conference to get our conference rate. Stay tuned for more information, including a conference website.

10
Nov

Tenn. edTPA Conference Draws More than 100 Educators

The second Tennessee edTPA Conference is being held Nov. 12-13 at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. More than 100 educators registered for the conference, which will feature a keynote address from Cathy Zozakiewicz of SCALE, 14 breakout sessions on day one, networking opportunities, and more. The state Department of Education will be represented.  Click here to learn more

30
Sep

2014 edTPA Administrative Report Provides New Data on Validity and Performance

More than 18,000 teacher candidates submitted portfolios in 2014, the first full year of edTPA implementation. The results of those portfolios are analyzed in Educative Assessment & Meaningful Support: 2014 edTPA Administrative Report. The report presents evidence for validity of edTPA scores and interpretations, and analyses that demonstrate that edTPA effectively assesses the three tasks for which it is designed – planning, instruction, and assessment of student learning. Candidate performance is analyzed by demographic, geographic setting, and other factors.

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

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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.