edTPA is a nationally available performance assessment of readiness to teach. The portfolio assessment is designed with a focus on student learning and principles from research and theory. As a performance-based assessment, edTPA is designed to engage candidates in demonstrating their understanding of teaching and student learning in authentic ways. Candidates will be required to complete tasks and commentaries within a portfolio relevant to their program as evidence of planned and implemented instruction.
Students can access and download edTPA handbooks that are specific to their program. The handbook includes instructions on how to put together artifacts and commentaries for the tasks included in your edTPA Portfolio. Additional resources in the handbook include: guidelines for professional responsibilities, context for learning information, learning segment overview, evidence chart, and a glossary of key terms.
To access an edTPA handbook, candidates must log into their Tk20 account and locate the edTPA Portfolio in their Portfolio tab. In the home tab of the edTPA portfolio, candidates can click a link to download the full handbook for their program.
Teacher candidates will be required to submit a 10-20 minute video submission in your edTPA Portfolio. The resources below will assist with video capture, preparation of video, and submission of the video artifact into the Tk20 edTPA portfolio.
We recommend the following technical requirements for video capture as defined by Pearson in the edTPA materials:
After students have captured raw video required for video artifacts, there are several steps necessary to prepare the file for submission into the portfolio.
Students will need to transfer video files off of their video capture device (smart phone, tablet, digital video camera). Students may need to refer to their device’s user manual or from online resources to complete this step.
Students are recommended to transfer video files onto a portable storage device that will provide them access to modify and save the file during video trimming, video compressions, and for preserving backup copies.
The following storage devices are recommended:
If the recorded video files are longer than the required length specified by edTPA, the video will need to be trimmed. Windows Movie Maker is the recommended software used for this step. This software is available on all campus labs PCs. Click the link below for step by step instructions on how to trim your video file.
The target file size for video artifacts is 100MB. Students will not be able to upload a video artifact larger than 100MB. Depending on the device used to record the video and the settings used, students’ video files will most likely need to be compressed. Handbrake is the recommended compression software. This software is available on all campus labs PCs. Click the link below for step by step instructions or watch a video on how to compress your video file to an appropriate size.
Once the video artifact has been modified to the required length and size, the file will need to be uploaded into your edTPA Portfolio. Click the links below for Tk20 resources on attaching artifacts to your edTPA Portfolio and video upload guidelines.
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