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 teacher 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.
Subject-specific learning segments of 3-5 lessons from an instructional unit will be used as evidence of a teacher candidate's ability to teach. Materials that will be included in the edTPA are video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning, and reflective commentaries.
Portfolios are reviewed by trained scorers. Scorers include teacher educators from programs that that are participating in edTPA, as well as other qualified teacher education faculty, clinical supervisors of student teachers, K-12 teachers, administrators, and National Board Certified Teachers.
More information regarding the edTPA can be found on Pearson's edTPA webpage.
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