The edTPA

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The edTPA


What is the edTPA™?

The edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific, summative assessment required for Wisconsin teacher licensure. The assessment allows teacher candidates to translate their knowledge and skills into practice and demonstrate what they can and will do on the job to improve student learning. It is designed to showcase teacher candidates’ subject-specific planning, instruction, assessment and reflective reasoning through the evaluation of

  • clearly defined, aligned lessons developed around contextual knowledge of student assets,
  • positive learning environments built on mutual respect and rapport,
  • varied methodology chosen to meet diverse students needs,
  • consistent informal and formal evaluation to check for student understanding and
  • ongoing adjustments to maintain effective teaching.

Fast Facts about the edTPA program

Passing scores for the state of Wisconsin

  • 38 for a handbook with 15 rubrics (most handbooks)
  • 32 for a handbook with 13 rubrics (World Languages)

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