edTPA Overview, Information and Support for Cooperating Teachers and Clinical Supervisors

 The New Jersey Department of Education had selected edTPA as a summative, performance assessment that all candidates for initial licensure in New Jersey must complete and achieve a passing score on an edTPA as part of the new licensure requirements detailed in N.J.A.C 6a.

“edTPA is designed to assess a teacher candidate’s readiness to teach.  During field experiences, candidates are trying out what they have learned, and they receive feedback on their performance from supervisors, cooperating teacher and other support providers.  These activities and formative experiences provide opportunities for candidates to ‘practice the activities of edTPA’ and to synthesize their learning from the program.” (edTPA, edTPA Guidelines for Acceptable Candidate Support, Revised April 2014, https://www.edtpa.com/content/docs/guidelinesforsupportingcandidates.pdf )

 The following links have important information for clinical educators (cooperating teachers) about the edTPA assessment.

edTPA Information for Cooperating Teachers and Supervisors 

Overview of edTPA Tasks

Guiding Questions

Acceptable Support Guidelines

How Can You Help?: An Implementation and Support Framework

Video Recording Information, Policies and Procedures

edTPA Resources

edTPA in the Classroom Webinar - Presented on January 30, 2018