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ERIC Number: EJ1344508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7107
EISSN: EISSN-1938-1611
Preparing Middle Grades Candidates for edTPA in Uncertain Times
Pinter, Holly H.; Virtue, David C.
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v26 n2 Article 5 Apr 2022
Teacher candidates in North Carolina must earn a passing score on the edTPA assessment to get certified. The middle grades education program at Western Carolina University integrates aspects of the edTPA assessment throughout pre-student teaching coursework and field experiences to prepare candidates for this high-stakes assessment. Some of the edTPA practice assignments serve as key assessments that help the middle grades program faculty evaluate the program and make decisions about curriculum. The pivot to remote and blended learning formats on campus and in partner middle level schools affected the implementation of the edTPA-related assignments. The authors share some of the challenges of implementing edTPA practice portfolios during the pandemic as well as insights gleaned from their assessment of the data.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A