The following email was sent out by the TPAC Project Management Team (Stanford and Pearson) on August 2, 2012:
With the completion of the national field test this spring, the Teacher Performance Assessment will now officially be called edTPA. This new name emphasizes the educative nature of the assessment for teacher candidate learning and program renewal.
In addition to the new official name, it is our pleasure to announce the launch of the new edTPA website: edtpa.aacte.org.
This public site shares basic information about edTPA, which has now grown to include more than 160 institutions of higher education and 25 states. Designed to introduce the public and institutions of higher education that are not TPAC members to edTPA and to provide TPAC participants with information and materials for dissemination, the new edTPA site provides these and other useful features:
Please note that materials intended exclusively for edTPA implementers will continue to be stored on the participants-only TPAC Online community.
- Detailed background information, goals, project status and state policy updates on edTPA
- A thorough set of frequently asked questions, rich resources and easy steps for how to get involved in edTPA
- The latest news updates and testimonials from your peers and teacher candidates who have experienced edTPA
We invite you to explore the site, visit it regularly as we add engaging new content, and provide feedback on what you like and what else you would like to see. We look forward to continuing to work together on this important effort.
The TPAC Project Management Team
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