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Originality Memo

The State Education Department released a memo to the field concerning originality in edTPA portfolios. Please read the memo as it has important information regarding the processes and consequences for failing to adhere to SCALE's Rules of Assessment Participation and Department policies.

edTPA Retake Guidelines

EdTPA has created guidelines for retake decision making and support. Click on this link to access them for all areas except Special Education: edTPA retake guidelines.

Click here to access the Special Education retake guidance document: Special Education edTPA retake guidelines.

EdTPA has also released a document on submission guidelines. Click here to access it: edTPA Submission Requirements

edTPA "Safety Net"

Pursuant to the regulations, a candidate who applies for and meets all certification requirements for the initial certificate on or before June 30, 2018, except he/she took and did not receive a passing score on the required edTPA prior to June 30, 2017, may either:

  1. use a passing score on an ATS-W taken on or before April 30, 2014 (before the new certification examination requirements became effective), or
  2. use a passing score on an ATS-W taken on, or before, June 30, 2018 and after receipt of a failing numeric score on the edTPA or an “Incomplete”(I) with a numeric score on one or more task totals. 

After July 1, 2018, teacher candidates will no longer be able to register for or take the ATS-W. In order to use the existing ATS-W Safety Net, we recommend that teacher candidates submit their edTPA no later than May 24, 2018 so that they receive their edTPA score by June 14, 2018, giving them sufficient time to register for the ATS-W and find a testing center to take the exam by June 30, 2018. Please note: you must receive the failing edTPA score prior to taking the ATS-W.

For further details, please see the NYSED website.

New York State has also instituted a Multiple Measures Review Process (MMRP) for teacher candidates who do not pass the edTPA, but score within two points of the passing score. For more information, please see the Office of Teaching Initiatives website: edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process

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.

edTPA Retake Support Option

SUNY Fredonia is now offering an edTPA support course that is open to EVERYONE! This course will support professionals in the development of an edTPA portfolio that is required for certification in New York State. It is intended for professionals who are NOT enrolled in one of Fredonia's initial teacher preparation programs. However, there are two sets of professionals this course is intended for: (1) those who have failed the edTPA and need to retake it, and (2) those who have already completed a teacher education program (either in New York or out-of-state) seeking NYS certification who have never taken the edTPA.

Last Updated 3/15/18

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