edTPA Stumbling

During the spring 2013, four of my secondary education social studies students participated in a field test of the Pearson edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment). They created elaborate online portfolios demonstrating planning, instruction, and assessment and including video segments from three lessons and sample student work. I cannot provide specific details about the assessment for student teachers because in order for my students and Hofstra University to participate in the field test I was required to sign a confidentiality agreement. However, information about edTPA is available online from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).

Read Alan Singer’s whole commentary at HuffPost –>