The Board has adopted the following policies regarding the edTPA:
- The student voice rubrics will not be consequential for candidates but;
- Candidates will continue to submit portfolios that address the student voice prompts,
- Vendor will continue to score student voice rubrics,
- Staff will return annually with student voice data,
- Members will consider taking action on student voice rubrics in three years.
- The cut score for the edTPA is 35 and will be consequential beginning January 2014.
- The cut score for the World Language and Classical Language edTPAs will be 30 and will be consequential beginning January 2014.
SCALE and Pearson have released the edTPA summary report. To read the report, view summary report
Declaration of compliance edTPA video consent forms and videotaping policy
forms are due annually to the PESB office no later than October 1. If your institution has not submitted the signed form, then please make sure to get these into the PESB office as soon as possible. Declaration form
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
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.
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.
- Level 2: Candidate makes vague or superficial links
between prior academic learning and new learning.
- Level 3: Candidate links prior academic learning to
- 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
The guiding question for Rubric 11 should read: How does the
candidate analyze evidence of student learning with respect to
- 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
If you have any questions about these changes please contact edTPA@aacte.org.
Action required by October 1, 2013
If you have not already done so, please make sure to send in your forms to the PESB office by October 1. Declaration form
The Board adopt the use of the scenario document
as a guidance for candidates considering exiting their program with multiple endorsements. The document has scenarios for the top 5 pairings.
The Board confirmed the edTPA consequential date would be January 2014. New WAC will be presented to the Board at their November meeting to reflect the confirmation of the consequential date. For more information on the outcomes of Tab 11 regarding the edTPA policies reviewed and adopted by the Board during the September meeting visit: edTPA policies.
email sent to all edTPA coordinators from Pearson, Thursday. 9/19/13
Dear edTPA coordinators,
As the edTPA coordinator, your
role is to approve access requests from individuals at your institution. We
would like to remind you that the edTPA.aacte.org website
and the password-protected materials in the Resource Library and the Online
Community are designed to support faculty engagement with edTPA and to support
their implementation efforts with candidates, cooperating teachers, and other
stakeholders. Only faculty will have direct access to these materials from the
website. Please do not
provide access to the website to candidates who are completing edTPA.
If your state or campus will be
requiring candidates to submit portfolios for official scoring, note that there
are additional materials at the edTPA.com website, specifically designed for
candidates. This site contains additional candidate support materials and
information about edTPA registration, submission and scoring timelines. In
addition, this site contains contact information for candidates seeking
technical assistance. There are also a few materials to support faculty
feedback to candidates and for program support.
We appreciate your efforts to support
candidates and faculty at your institution with edTPA. If you have any
questions about the content of this email please contact email@example.com.
Thank you for your
support of edTPA.
email sent on Friday, 9/20/13 from Pearson to all edTPA coordinators; Action required by 9/30/13
In order to determine adequate number of scorers for the
specific portfolio areas to be nationally submitted, we are asking for your
assistance. Attached you will find a template that indicates the edTPA
assessment areas approved for use in your state. Please complete the
attached template for your teacher preparation program(s) that will be
submitting portfolios for national scoring for fall term, 2013. A
separate column is included if you are able to predict submission numbers for
spring term of 2014 at this time. For content areas such as Classical or World
Language, please be as specific as possible (e.g. Latin, Greek/Spanish,
French). On the top left side of the template, please complete the information
for the IHE being represented and include the compiler’s and edTPA
coordinator’s names and email addresses, in case additional follow up is needed
Please return the completed documentation to Donna.Hanby@pearson.com
by or before September 30, 2013. If
you have any questions regarding this request please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your time and provision of the
information, to assist with the securing of national scorers.
Educational Consultant, edTPA
D: (513) 545-9306
Action required no later then September 20, 2013.
PESB would appreciate your consideration of nominating deans, directors, full time faculty, adjunct faculty, field
placement supervisors and mentor teachers from approved teacher preparation
programs to serve on the edTPA Washington-specific standard setting. For more information please read the advisory.