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Secondary Science handbooks and templates

posted Oct 3, 2013, 1:50 PM by Jisu Ryu
email sent from SCALE to edTPA coordinators on 10/3/13

Dear edTPA Coordinators,

The Secondary Science handbooks and templates – both National and Washington State - have been republished in the AACTE Resource Library, on the Pearson ePortfolio platform, and on the platforms of the edTPA integrated Platform Providers.

The new version of the Secondary Science handbooks and templates is Version 3, and the date on the title pages is October 2013.

The Version 3 Secondary Science handbooks (National and Washington State) contain the following updates from Version 2. They are also listed in the Errata Sheet published October 1, 2013.

Version 3

The second row of Rubric 7 is missing and should read:

  • Level 1: There is little or no evidence that the candidate links students' prior academic learning or personal, cultural, or community assets with new learning.
    OR
    Links cause student confusion
    .
  • Level 2: Candidate makes vague or superficial links between prior academic learning and new learning.
  • Level 3: Candidate links prior academic learning to new learning.
  • Level 4: Candidate links both prior academic learning and personal, cultural, or community assets to new learning.
  • Level 5: Candidate prompts students to link prior academic learning and personal, cultural, or community assets to new learning.

The guiding question for Rubric 11 should read: How does the candidate analyze evidence of student learning with respect to standards/objectives?

  • Level 3 of Rubric 15 is missing the following text: Next steps are loosely connected with research and/or theory.
  • Level 4 of Rubric 15 is incorrect and should read: Next steps are connected with research and/or theory.
  • The bullet points in Level 5 of Rubric 15 are incorrect and should read:
    • conceptual understanding,
    • use of scientific practices during inquiry, AND
    • evidence-based argument about a scientific phenomenon.

If you have any questions about these changes please contact edTPA@aacte.org.

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