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A teacher certification guide for the new edTPA portfolio-based assessment
The edTPA Assessment measures teachers' ability to develop lesson plans and adjust them to the needs of their students, to teach in the classroom, and to analyze whether their students are learning. Teacher candidates must submit a video of themselves at work in a real classroom setting in order to pass.
A growing number of states are implementing the edTPA Assessment.
- 9 states have edTPA policies in place: New York, Washington, Oregon, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Hawaii
- 4 additional states are in the process of implementing the edTPA Assessment: California, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts
- Some programs in the following 21 states plus D.C. use the edTPA Assessment to evaluate teacher classroom performance: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona
About the Author
JANE R. BURSTEIN, M.A., has been an ACT and SAT tutor for numerous years and is an Adjunct Instructor and Student Teaching Supervisor in the College of Education at Hofstra University, where her work includes preparing secondary-school ELA teacher candidates to create effective edTPA portfolios. She has gone through training with Pearson, the edTPA administrator, to grade Secondary ELA portfolios. She resides in Roslyn, New York.