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ERIC Number: EJ1157360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Adopting the edTPA: Cross-Systems Processes and Decisions in Wisconsin
Hanley-Maxwell, Cheryl; Wycoff-Horn, Marcie
Teacher Education and Special Education, v40 n4 p260-268 Nov 2017
Adoption of the edTPA as part of new teacher licensing and/or program approval requirements has created heated discussions among teacher educators. Among the discussion topics is the supposition that state-level bureaucrats have been the sole source of the decision to require the edTPA, with little input from the preparation programs. This article describes how a university-state agency workgroup, in response to administrative code requirements, investigated various performance measures, identified and discussed many of the controversies, and then recommended adoption of the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA/edTPA) to fulfill two assessment roles: (a) candidate licensing and (b) teacher education program evaluation. Also included is a discussion of the factors that led to the associated decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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