ERIC Number: EJ1059292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Is the EdTPA the Right Choice for Evaluating Teacher Readiness?
Parkes, Kelly A.; Powell, Sean R.
Arts Education Policy Review, v116 n2 p103-113 2015
The purpose of this article is to describe and analyze the edTPA, a performance assessment created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) and administered by Pearson, Inc., to assess the professional readiness of student teachers. We challenge claims made in support of using this assessment, specifically within the context of arts teacher preparation programs, and we address areas of immediate critical concern to make alternative recommendations.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Student Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Alternative Assessment, Evaluation Problems, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Preservice Teacher Education, Art Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Predictive Validity, Cost Effectiveness, Evidence, Educational Practices, Career Readiness, Teacher Competency Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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