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ERIC Number: EJ1087688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1540-8000
Georgia's Teacher Performance Assessment
Fenton, Anne Marie; Wetherington, Pamela
State Education Standard, v16 n1 p26-29 Jan 2016
Like most states, Georgia until recently depended on an assessment of content knowledge to award teaching licenses, along with a licensure recommendation from candidates' educator preparation programs. While the content assessment reflected candidates' grasp of subject matter, licensure decisions did not hinge on direct, statewide assessment of teaching effectiveness. This method of assessment began to change in Georgia in 2012, when the state began to explore using a content-specific performance assessment for teacher candidates. Today Georgia is implementing edTPA in all 59 initial teaching preparation programs across the state. This shift affected the entire continuum of educators, from recruitment to preservice preparation, certification, induction, and retention. Not only has edTPA changed how Georgia's educators think about teaching and learning, it has built bridges and stronger partnerships across the state's education community. EdTPA and its impact on performance assessment is presented in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Georgia
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