Many states now require education students to pass the edTPA, a national performance assessment created by Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and scored by Pearson Education Services, before becoming licensed to teach. One key component of the edTPA is the desire for the assessment to become an educative tool for candidates (SCALE, 2015). For this study, a survey instrument was completed by 148 new graduates to gather their perceptions of this unique assessment. Results suggest that students were able to plan instructional supports, link learners’ prior learning to new learning, and provide more thorough feedback to students. Conversely, participants did not feel it helped them connect theory to practice, teach and model lessons more effectively, and identify patterns of learning in assessments.
"Pass or Fail: Recent Graduates Sound Off on the edTPA,"
Journal of Educational Leadership in Action: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/ela/vol7/iss1/5
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