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ERIC Number: EJ1089691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-25
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
Politics of Policy: Assessing the Implementation, Impact, and Evolution of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) and edTPA
Reagan, Emilie Mitescu; Schram, Thomas; McCurdy, Kathryn; Chang, Te-Hsin; Evans, Carla M.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v24 n9 Jan 2016
Summative performance assessments in teacher education, such as the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) and the edTPA, have been heralded through polices intended to enhance the quality of the teaching profession and raise its stature among other professions. However, the development and implementation of the PACT, and subsequently the edTPA, have not been without controversy and debate. The purpose of this article is to assess the implementation, impact, and evolution of the PACT and edTPA. To do so, we review the growing body of literature on the impact and implementation of the PACT and critically analyze the state policies surrounding the edTPA. We raise questions about policy and practical implications of the evolution of the PACT and edTPA.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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