edTPA shifts the definition of effective teaching from delivering curriculum to making a difference for students, writes Alverno College Professor Mary Diez and local Wisconsin school board member LuAnn Bird in an article published by the National School Boards Association. Read more
Teaching quality is recognized as the most powerful school-based factor in student learning. This does not mean that all teachers have powerful effects on student learning, notes a recent blog posted by the Alliance for Excellent Education. The post goes on to point out that edTPA, which was developed by the field for the field to improve the preparation of new teachers, is one of several initiatives underway to meet this challenge. Read the blog here.