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ERIC Number: EJ1100323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Beginning Teachers' Perceptions of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)
Campbell, Conni; Ayala, Carlos Cuauhtémoc; Railsback, Gary; Freking, Frederick W.; McKenna, Corey; Lausch, David
Teacher Education Quarterly, v43 n2 p51-71 Spr 2016
The teaching performance assessment (TPA) seeks to measure the knowledge, skills, and competencies of teachers during the credential phase of their training. The TPA was introduced in California in 2004 with programs piloting it and then became mandatory for candidates enrolling in preliminary programs in 2008. Although California has multiple years of implementation with three approved TPA models, and despite the recent advent of edTPA as a national-level teaching performance assessment, many question whether the TPAs have value. The purpose of the present study was to examine newly employed teachers' perceptions of the value of TPAs. This study is the first to explore the experiences of candidates who were required to pass a TPA to earn a teaching license. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected via a 10-question survey using a Likert scale and an opportunity for open-ended comments from 1,000 participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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