EdTPA has created guidelines for re-take decision making and support. Click on this link to access them: edTPA retake guidelines.
An edTPA “safety net” option has been implemented by NYSED which permits a candidate to use a passing score on the ATS-W in lieu of the edTPA to earn the initial certificate.
ALL of the following criteria must be met for the “safety net” option to apply:
*If the candidate passed the ATS-W on or before April 30, 2014 (before the new certification exam requirements became effective) it can also be used in lieu of the edTPA as long as the 1st and 4th bullets noted above are also satisfied.
Please note that the “safety net” is an option, not a required course of action. A student who fails the edTPA may also elect to submit an edTPA retake.
The NY State Education Department is pleased to announce that teacher certification candidates who fail the edTPA and choose to take the ATS-W instead of retaking the edTPA pursuant to the “Safety Net” adopted by the Board of Regents at its April 2014 meeting may request a test voucher code to take the ATS-W at no cost to the candidate.
Please note that there are no eligibility requirements for this voucher except that the candidate must have already taken and failed the edTPA.
To apply for a voucher code for the ATS-W, please send an email with your (i) Name as it appears in your TEACH account, (ii) last five digits of your Social Security Number, (iii) Date of Birth, and (iv) your current Email Address to email@example.com with a short statement that a test voucher code is requested. Upon receipt of this email and verification of the candidate’s edTPA score, candidates will receive a test voucher code in an email to be used when registering for the ATS-W.
Again, please note that there are no eligibility requirements for this voucher except that the candidate must have already taken and failed the edTPA.
Any questions regarding this test voucher must be directed to the NY State Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College at Brockport is developing a system of edTPA retake support for those who are interested beginning fall 2015. More information on edTPA retake support will be made available on this website as the fall semester approaches.