AACTE celebrates the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Lynn Mieliwocki, the three additional finalists and the colleges and schools of education that had a hand in helping to prepare all of them for their flourishing teaching careers.
Mieliwocki, who is also the 2012 California Teachers of the Year, received her teaching credential in English in secondary education from the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) College of Education.
AACTE and the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) are eagerly supporting a nationwide field test of the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) that kicked off this spring.
The initiative has grown to now include more than 180 participating institutions in 25 states in the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC). Nearly 10,000 teacher candidates from across the country will submit their TPA artifacts during this spring’s field test. Results of the field test will be analyzed this summer to provide valuable reliability and validity data for continued development of the assessment.