edTPA Fully Operational, Available Nationwide Sept. 18

edTPA™ passed a critical milestone this summer when the final assessments were submitted and scored as part of an ambitious two-year edTPA field-test period. Completion of this extensive field testing gives new momentum to edTPA, which is scheduled to be fully operational and available to all states and teacher candidates beginning September 18.

During the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years, more than 12,000 teacher candidates in 26 states participated in the edTPA process. The candidates came from some 250 institutions. Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington were among the states with the highest number of teacher candidates participating in the field test.

edTPA developers at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) used the field test to refine the assessment to prepare for this fall’s launch. With extensive input from teacher educators from around the country, SCALE revised the handbooks that guide teacher candidates through the process and strengthened scorer and scoring training requirements.


Saroja Barnes

Senior Director for Professional Issues, AACTE