message is sent on behalf of Stanford
Center for Assessment,
Learning, and Equity (SCALE) and Pearson.
Due to unanticipated delays
in the qualification
of edTPA™ scorers, we are unable to confirm that all edTPA portfolio submissions scheduled for
the April 11 field test reporting date will be scored by this date.
This is due to an increased
scorer qualification standard and a more rigorous training process for scorers,
supervisors, and trainers. We believe these improvements will strengthen
the information obtained during this field testing period of edTPA, and regret any delay in reporting field test
results that this may cause.
We will provide institutions with
field test score report rosters on April 11th as planned; however, some portfolio
scores may be reported on the subsequent reporting date, April 25th.
Please note that we are offering edTPA
Scorers numerous supports and flexible schedules to assist with the timely
scoring of field test portfolios.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and thank you for your support of edTPA.
If you have any questions, please contact edTPAfirstname.lastname@example.org.
At the March Board meeting, Members approved the recommendations for the edTPA alignment table,
understanding they are recommendations and not a requirement, with feedback
from stakeholders in one year. Board also directed staff to prepare scenarios
that might guide candidates for the most frequently combined endorsements.
Please note that the following edTPA Online Implementation Resource is
now available on TPAC
Academic Language (AL)
This re-recorded webinar led by Melanie Hundley
at Vanderbilt University will guide you through Academic Language (AL) as
well as provide you with explicit connections to edTPA as well as examples of
how AL is used in classrooms with candidates and their students. Please
note: The accompanying PowerPoint file does not have notes to represent
the spoken script for this webinar. An updated version of this file - along
with supplemental resources - will be posted next week with script intact.
You will receive an email announcement when these additional resources are
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Please note that the newly-release Academic Language resource aligns
with the 2013 Operational edTPA Handbooks and is not a
re-recording of a previously-released (2012) webinar on TPAC Online.
Here are a few points that were discussed during the edTPA tab item presented to Board Members at the January Board meeting.
- Timeline of Board topics and edTPA policies that will be presented at future Board meetings
- WACTE Resolution with PESB/Stanford/Pearson responses
scoring period on group 2 handbooks means institutions will need to do own scoring if
using to make decisions on program completion.
email sent to edTPA coordinators, January 11, 2013
Dear edTPA Coordinators,
This announcement contains new
information regarding edTPA™ 2012-2013 Handbooks and Templates.
Please share this information
with faculty at your institution participating in edTPA*. The links below are to secure pages
accessible to edTPA Coordinators and faculty.
For candidate access, please post the Errata list and templates in the
same secure location where candidates access handbooks at your institution.
- Version 2 of the Special Education Handbook and
Templates (National and Washington) are now available for download.
- Version 2 of the Physical Education Templates
(National and Washington) are now available for download.
- An updated Errata sheet listing updates to
edTPA 2012-2013 Operational Handbooks and Templates is now posted.
To access, please see your edTPA coordinator at your institution. Visit here for a list of the edTPA coordinators
This page contains links to Templates and to the latest Errata sheet.
- The Handbook Release Schedule has been updated
to include Literacy Specialist (National) with
a release date of 2/26.
To view the Release
Schedule, go to the Handbooks page of the http://edtpa.com website.
If you have any questions, please
University faculty and staff at the Stanford
Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) developed edTPA™, formerly the Teacher
Performance Assessment. They received substantive advice and feedback from
teachers and teacher educators and drew from experience gained from over 25
years of developing performance-based assessments of teaching (including the
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the Interstate
Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards portfolio, and the
Performance Assessment for California Teachers). The design and review teams
have included over 200 university faculty, national subject-matter organization
representatives (e.g., NCTM, NCTE, NSTA, etc.), and K–12 teachers. Stanford
is the exclusive author and owner of edTPA.
The new submission windows for the edTPA extended field test are now available. For an overview of the registration process, please visit the edTPA website
. A chart with all the submission dates
is also located on the edTPA website.
Below is a message from SCALE regarding an update to the K-12 Physical Education, English as an Additional Language, and Special Education Handbooks:
Our decision to extend the field test through Spring 2013 has allowed us to continue to make refinements to handbooks, scoring processes and training.
We appreciate your patience and collaboration as we work to "get things right." We recently provided a set of errata for candidate handbooks and now have decided to recall several handbooks that were inconsistent with the overall architecture of edTPA (sequence of rubrics and alignment with constructs).
Because these structural and content issues may impact candidate performance, scoring and standard setting, SCALE is recalling the previously issued edTPA handbooks in K-12 Physical Education, English as an Additional Language, and Special Education.
We regret that this recall will result in a delay in reissuing these handbooks for use in the Spring 2013 field test.
New versions (National and WA) for Physical Education and English as an Additional Language will be published and released on 12/21.
Special Education Handbooks will be released in early 2013.
We thank you for your ongoing good will. Happy Holidays!
1) Please use the following link to access the Handbook page of the edTPA.com website: https://www.edtpa.com/Handbooks/
2) Enter the password and submit. Then complete the User Information form to go to the Handbooks download page where you will find links to download updated and newly released handbooks, templates, and errata.
3) Please notify faculty working with these Content Areas to download updated handbooks, templates, and errata and post them to the same secure location where candidates access handbooks at your institution.
If you have any questions, please contact: edTPA-IHE-Support@pearson.com
sent to edTPA coordinators on December 10, 2012
Dear edTPA Coordinator,
We are pleased to learn that your institution will be participating in the edTPA Spring 2013 Field Test. This communication provides details on the field test and a request for information. Participation in the edTPA field test will enable candidates and faculty at your institution to experience the assessment firsthand. Score results will be made
available to your institution.
The field test is scheduled to begin on January 16. The last submission deadline is scheduled for July 31. Final dates will be posted on the Pearson Spring 2013 Field Test web site.
Field test vouchers will be provided to your institution in January for distribution to participating candidates who will use them for field test registration at no cost. The number of vouchers allocated to your institution has been determined by your state lead.
To participate in the field test and receive the vouchers, please complete and return the survey linked to this message by Wednesday, December 19. The survey will capture information needed to set up your institution for submissions and score reporting.
If you have any questions, please contact edTPA-IHE-Support@pearson.com Candidates and faculty not participating in the field test may continue to explore edTPA usage within your institution for local evaluation.
Timeline (data and technical report)
1. Spring field test completed Jan-May 2013—80-90% of candidates included
2. Quality control conducted by Pearson (mid June)
3. National and Washington standard setting completed (late June/early July)
4. Analyses of WA data and verification of analyses (mid to late June 2013)
5. Preparation of report to WA TAC (July early Aug)
6. All Washington and National data reviewed by TAC (mid to late Aug)
7. Recommendations presented to Board (Sept. Board meeting)
Board action regarding consequentiality of edTPA
1. Board’s intention to accept timeline (listed above) with candidates taking edTPA at no cost until September 2013.
2. After September 2013, candidates are expected to pay for submitting edTPA.
3. At the November 2013 Board meeting, members will adopt a cut score.
4. Beginning January 2014, edTPA will be consequential to all candidates using the state adopted cut score.
5. The PESB reserves the right to delay any decisions regarding the consequentiality of the edTPA if all data and information is delayed or if data or TAC recommendations suggest a delay.
Communications below sent out through the Ning on 11/14/12 by SCALE
As we approach the middle of this academic year, please review the following edTPA related updates and news.
With almost 300 attendees, the PACT and edTPA Implementation Conference – Taking Stock and Looking Forward: Building on a Decade of Teacher Performance Assessment – brought together TPAC community members from across the country. Following a Keynote address by Linda Darling-Hammond, attendees engaged in workshops, interactive panel discussions, and presentations to support implementation efforts nationwide. Faculty, implementation support staff, and State and National Education Agency representatives participated in and attended sessions ranging from those broadly addressing questions for new implementers to logistic approaches to engaging p-12 partners and curriculum mapping. PowerPoint presentations from all sessions will be available this month at TPAC Online. An announcement will be posted when these become available.
Operational handbooks for sixteen content areas are now available. Please contact your edTPA Coordinator to access these materials. A list of available handbooks and accompanying release schedule can be found at TPAC Online under “Info” “Handbook Information.”
Release of edTPA Implementation Online Resource Series
To further support your implementation efforts, SCALE and AACTE are currently developing online resources created by faculty and staff who themselves support edTPA implementation at their own institutions. The first of these resources are now available at TPAC Online under “EDTPA RESOURCE SERIES” on the main navigation bar. These webinars, documents, and briefs provide the TPAC Online community with invaluable experience-generated ideas and tools for your use. While the series will continue its development throughout the year; each new resource will be posted as it is completed. Please go to TPAC Online to access currently available resources and to view upcoming resources in the series.
edTPA Sessions at AACTE's 65th Annual Meeting
AACTE’s 65th Annual Meeting will convene February 28-March 2, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. A pre-conference meeting and three edTPA-related concurrent sessions will occur prior to the Meeting’s official opening brunch. Please plan to attend one of the edTPA concurrent sessions from 9:00-10:15 on Thursday, February 28th. These sessions include: Policy After Practice: Addressing Sustainability in Non-Legislated States; Scaling up edTPA: Issues and Challenges; and Rubrics Orientation for IHEs Who Are Conducting Local Evaluation (scorer rubric workshop). There will be a number of edTPA-related sessions during the meeting, as well, including an interactive panel featuring current teachers who completed edTPAs during their teacher preparation programs, a session examining edTPA and social justice, and collaborations among IHEs to support implementation efforts. For more information visit the AACTE Annual Meeting Website.
NCATE Standards and edTPA Alignment
Two documents are available to make visible the alignment between NCATE Standards and edTPA rubrics and evidence. Frequently Asked Questions about this alignment as well as a chart of the alignment are both available on TPAC Online (“Info”, “Documents”).
Extended Field Test
Following a successful field test in spring 2012, during which more than 7,000 candidates, 180 institutions and 20 states participated, SCALE announces the opportunity for continued involvement with edTPA™ through 2013. As of this writing, approximately 4,000 candidates in Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Washington are expected to participate in spring 2013 field testing activities. Data from field testing will inform national Standard Setting in June 2013 and will provide participating states with relevant information for policy decision-making.
For institutions that will not be included in the extended field test but had planned for candidate submissions to Pearson for scoring in spring 2013, please note that submissions cannot be accepted prior to fall 2013. Please consider repurposing any institutional funds set aside for this purpose to local evaluation training for faculty, data retreats, or other professional and program development uses. SCALE will provide local evaluation and feedback protocols to states and IHEs in early 2013, and offer guidance for faculty and supervisors to review candidate samples in relation to rubric levels.
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