Educator Preparation Programs
- If your institution is already involved in edTPA join our Online Community! The Online Community provides a space for members to collaborate, solve problems and issues in support of implementation, and to ask questions of staff and peers about edTPA. If you aren’t currently a member of the online community, please create a profile and join us! Please note that this community is open only to policy-makers, faculty, and edTPA implementation staff in participating states.
- If your state is involved in edTPA, but your program has not been participating, contact us at email@example.com for more information. If your institution or organizations is interested in using edTPA, please fill out our online membership application.
- If your state is not yet involved in edTPA, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in getting involved and for advice on first steps.
If you are a teacher candidate at a participating teacher preparation program and are looking for advice, information or instructions regarding assessment submission, please visit the www.edTPA.com candidate registation website. This site also contains program policies and operational support resources for candidates and faculty.
- Check our Participation Map to determine whether your state is already involved in edTPA.
- If your state is not currently involved in edTPA and you are interested in learning more, contact email@example.com for more information.
- If you are interested in becoming a scorer for edTPA, check the edTPA Scorer website for qualification requirements and next steps.
edTPA is scored by teachers and teacher educators with subject-area and grade-level expertise, and experience mentoring, teaching or supervising teachers. All scoring training material is authored by SCALE.
edTPA scorers are hired in a 50/50 ratio of teacher preparation faculty and P-12 educators, including many P-12 teachers who are National Board Certified.
Evaluation Systems, a group of Pearson, collects and records the scores generated by these qualified scorers. Pearson also helps recruit scorers, manages the scoring pool, monitors scoring quality, and provides a training and delivery platform for the SCALE-developed scorer training curriculum.
Scorers are recruited, trained and qualified to score in two scoring pools – national and regional. The national pool includes qualified scorers who access and score portfolios submitted from across the country. In the regional scoring pool, qualified faculty from preparation programs (in implementing states where regional scoring is an accepted scoring model), score a sample of their program's own candidate portfolios.
Regional scorers complete the same training and qualify using the same criteria before scoring, and have the same quality monitoring and scoring consistency requirements as those scoring in the national pool. The regional scoring option will be launched in Spring 2015 in California and will be available in other states beginning in Spring 2016.
- To learn more about edTPA and score reporting, please go to the Candidate Registration and Operational Information website.