An Unholy Alliance: One University’s Effort to Fully Embrace edTPA
Currently 706 teacher prep programs, across 38 states (AACTE, 2016), are participation in edTPA in some aspect. EdTPA, a performance-based assessment of teacher candidate quality and effectiveness, is now required in numerous states in order to receive licensure. Since its inception, participating special education teacher candidates have consistently scored lower overall than all other comparable disciplines.
Hitt, Sara Beth; Hudson, Tina M.; and Kim, Min. 2017. An Unholy Alliance: One University’s Effort to Fully Embrace edTPA. American Council on Rural Special Education conference, Asheville, NC. https://www.acres-sped.org/files/d/5e576630-773b-49b9-a417-bc88ae82448b/acresconferenceprogram2017.pdf