edTPA stands for Teacher Performance Assessment, and is a performance based assessment that replaces the work-sample in Oregon, starting the 2015-16 school year. All teaching programs in the State of Oregon will be required to have their teacher candidates (student teachers) submit an edTPA portfolio (new work sample) to be assessed at a national level by third party scorers.
edTPA was developed under the leadership of the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), in partnership with the American Association of College for Teachers of Education (AACTE). Pearson is the organization that receives submissions and scores the portfolios.
Portfolios will be submitted to Pearson for official scoring (via Taskstream). For 2017-2018, the deadline for submitting a portfolio to Pearson is 11:59 PM PST, February 15, 2018, however, you MUST first register with Pearson no later than 11:59 PM PST February 13, 2018.
Oregon State University will be using a release form designed by the ODE and TSPC to be given to students for recording of teaching. Teacher candidates are expected to follow their cooperating school’s policies and protocols for obtaining the necessary parental/guardian permission or to place those children without permission off-camera. The video submitted by each teacher candidate will not contain the candidate’s name, the names of the cooperating teacher, school or district, or the last names of the students. Each teacher candidate must agree in advance that the video cannot be shared, posted publicly, or used for any other purpose without additional permission.
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