Check out the edTPA Community Updates page for key announcements for edTPA implementers and participants. Please note that some of the announcements posted here are associated with various levels of the Usage Plan and will link to Introductory, Exploratory or Implementation level discussions in the Online Community or level appropriate materials in the Resource Library.
14
Aug

Webinars for edTPA Community

In partnership with Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE), the edTPA Support Team at Evaluation Systems will be hosting a series of webinars for edTPA Community members throughout the 2020-21 academic year.  These webinars include an overview of the assessment and edTPA Tasks as well as a review the guidance for completing edTPA in a virtual learning environment (VLE). Please use the links below for webinar details, dates/times, and registration links.

edTPA Academic Language Webinars

edTPA Overview for Mentor and Cooperating Teachers webinar series

Completing edTPA in Virtual Learning Environments webinars

edTPA 101 and Task by Task Deep Dives webinar series

 

01
Apr

Updated Guidance for Candidates Impacted by School Closures

With many educator preparation programs (EPPs) and P–12 school districts impacted by COVID-19, the following guidance is provided to programs and teacher candidates in need of options for successfully preparing and submitting an edTPA portfolio.

Pearson will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as events warrant. The following guidance can be found on edTPA.com.

Virtual Learning Environments

The edTPA program has a “Virtual Learning Environment” option available to candidates who prepare and provide instruction to students in virtual learning environments. This option is currently accessed through an alternative arrangements process. For more information and to download the request form, please review the information available on the Requesting Alternative Arrangements due to a Virtual Learning Environment page.

Registration Extension Available to Candidates

Teacher candidates have 18-months to prepare and submit a finalized portfolio from the date of edTPA registration, for both initial submissions and retakes. To provide additional support to teacher candidates impacted by COVID-19, on April 6, 2020 all registrations will be extended to expire on December 5, 2021. The extension will apply to open registrations (e.g., initial submissions and retakes) without the need for candidates to contact Pearson.

Two Additional Submission and Reporting Dates Added to the 2019–2020 Submission and Reporting Schedule

Two additional submission and reporting dates have been added to the 2019–2020 submission and reporting schedule to support candidates impacted by school closures due to COVID-19.

  • Submit by June 18, 2020, to receive scores on July 9, 2020
  • Submit by August 20, 2020, to receive scores on September 10, 2020

Candidates should utilize the current edTPA handbooks available in their portfolio platforms for preparing and submitting portfolios for the remainder of the 2019–2020 submission and reporting schedule. The 2020–2021 edTPA submission and reporting schedule is also available. The schedule provides the submission deadlines with score reporting dates after September 10, 2020.

edTPA Coordinators and program faculty members who need additional information, or have questions regarding this topic, may contact edTPA EPP Support at edtpaeppsupport@pearson.com, or by telephone at (866) 613-3278.

20
Mar

Guidance for Candidates Impacted by School Closures

With many educator preparation programs (EPPs) and P–12 school districts impacted by COVID-19, the following guidance is provided to programs and teacher candidates in need of options for successfully preparing and submitting an edTPA portfolio.

Pearson will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as events warrant.

Candidates Have 18 Months to Submit

Upon edTPA account registration, teacher candidates have 18 months to prepare and submit a finalized portfolio, for both initial submissions and retakes. Programs may encourage candidates to submit their portfolio during a future submission window within the 18 months.

04
Sep

2018-2019 Elementary Education Options

As a reminder, the 2018-19 national handbooks, templates, and support resources (URLPs, Making Good Choices, and academic language handouts) for all subject areas except Elementary Education are available for download in the Pearson ePortfolio Platform and other integrated platform providers.

13
Oct

New edTPA Webinars Recorded in September

The Illinois State Board of Education hosted a webinar on September 23 to discuss how programs have incorporated edTPA results to help candidates create an early professional growth plan as they launch their teaching careers. A recording of Pathway to a Profession: Using edTPA Results to Chart a Professional Growth Plan is available here.

On September 20, Professor Etta Hollins, Kauffman Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Andrea Whittaker of SCALE discussed how edTPA provides opportunities for candidates to focus on equitable teaching practices and introduced a community inquiry process. A recording of Discussion on edTPA, Equity, and Community Inquiry is available here.

23
Aug

Updated edTPA Implementation Resources for Fall 2016

As programs begin edTPA implementation for fall 2016, we want to draw your attention to the latest edTPA resources and updates for faculty, programs, and candidates. Updated Making Good Choices guidelines (general, Special Education, and Elementary-Task 4 versions), subject-specific Understanding Rubric Level Progressions resources, and Academic Language summary handouts are now available for 2016-17. These key documents are also summarized and linked within the Top 10 edTPA Resources list.