In order to provide edTPA users with updated resources and materials in one central location, AACTE and SCALE have launched a new membership driven website with varied access associated with the edTPA Usage Plan. The home page will continue to provide a variety of publicly available information about edTPA including background on edTPA development, FAQs and policies.
All current edTPA coordinators and members of TPAC Online will be messaged with easy directions for accessing the new site through a membership login. edTPA members at the introductory, exploratory, scaling up, and implementation levels will be able to use edTPA’s Online Community forum to collaborate, share ideas and resources, problem-solve issues in support of implementation, and ask questions of staff and peers. In addition, members will have access to edTPA’s Resource Library for handbooks, support webinars, research articles and additional resources developed by the profession for the profession to support educative implementation.
Members from around the nation joined together at this year’s Annual Meeting to engage in conversations about edTPA, its impact, powerful potential, and usefulness as a tool to assess beginning teachers’ readiness to teach. Opening with a breakfast for members of the national Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC), representatives from the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), AACTE and Pearson updated members on edTPA’s current stage of development and implementation.
From Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
by Jamaal Abdul-Alim
ORLANDO, Fla. — When Evelyn Perry — an administrator within the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan State University — first learned about a relatively new teacher assessment tool known as edTPA, her first reaction was, “This is a lot of work.”