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edTPA

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edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by more than 600 teacher preparation programs in some 40 states to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom.

Developed by educators for educators, edTPA is the first such standards-based assessment to become nationally available in the United States. It builds on decades of work on assessments of teacher performance and research regarding teaching skills that improve student learning.

It is transforming the preparation and certification of new teachers by complementing subject-area assessments with a rigorous process that requires teacher candidates to demonstrate that they have the classroom skills necessary to ensure students are learning. (Source: http://edtpa.aacte.org/faq)

To learn more: 

Partnership Teachers click here.

B-12 Administrators click here.

PowerPoint presentation of edTPA overview for PDS Partners here.

Pearson’s website for official scoring: www.edtpa.com

edTPA’s official website: www.edtpa.aacte.org