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Frequently Asked Questions for EPPs and Faculty

edTPA Roles and Responsibilities

The edTPA Coordinator is the central point of contact for receiving information about edTPA (edTPA assessment materials, handbooks, rubrics, distribution instructions, etc.). The edTPA Coordinator may be a faculty member, program coordinator, associate dean, or other person who maintains regular communication and works closely with clinical supervisors, cooperating teachers, and others who will support candidates to complete edTPA.

The edTPA Score Report Contact will receive all candidate score results and data feeds via a secure reporting site. Scores and passing status will be available in ResultsAnalyzer® 24 hours after candidates receive scores; additionally, EPPs can access passing status in ECOS.

Accessing the Pearson ePortfolio System

Faculty members of edTPA member educator preparation programs may obtain edTPA assessment materials from the Resource Library on the edTPA member site, edTPA.aacte.org Link opens in a new window.. If you need assistance with this process, please contact your program's edTPA Coordinator.

In order to provide feedback on candidate edTPA materials, you must be invited to access the formative feedback system by the edTPA Administrator at your educator preparation program. Please contact the edTPA Administrator or your program's on-site edTPA Coordinator for more information about providing formative feedback through the Pearson ePortfolio system.

Refer to edTPA Guidelines for Acceptable Candidate Support PDF, developed by SCALE, for information on acceptable forms of feedback.

Click on the link provided in the email invitation to become a Faculty Reviewer. On the sign-in screen, you must follow the instructions provided in order to create an account if you have not already done so.

Providing Feedback

Open the email and click on the link provided to go the Pearson ePortfolio system. If you are not already signed in, sign in to the system and follow the online instructions. Please see the Providing Feedback on Documents and Providing Feedback on Video and Audio Files video tutorials, available on the edTPA Guidelines and Support page, for instructions on the online feedback process.

Refer to edTPA Guidelines for Acceptable Candidate Support PDF, developed by SCALE, for information on acceptable forms of feedback.

No. When you open the feedback request message, click on the document name and enter your feedback in the text window provided.

When you open the feedback request, click on the filename. A system player will open. Use the controls to play the file. When you are ready to enter feedback, pause the player, click the Add Annotation button, type your feedback in the Compose Annotation window, then click Save. Please see the Providing Feedback on Video and Audio Files video tutorial, available on the edTPA Guidelines and Support page, for more information.

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Mac Users: Please refer to Tips for Mac Users PDF for additional information about known errors that may be experienced previewing files in the Pearson ePortfolio system.

While working on feedback, click on the Save Feedback as Draft button at least every 20 minutes to prevent system timeouts which may cause you to lose your work. The Pearson ePortfolio system timeout is set to protect the privacy of the assessment material if a computer is left unattended. The system will prompt you before timing out, and give you an opportunity to save your work.

Check with the candidates and with your educator preparation program's edTPA Coordinator for information on specific submission deadlines to meet program requirements. Once a candidate has submitted a portfolio for scoring, faculty reviewers will no longer have access to the portfolio to provide feedback.

During submission, candidates must agree to the following statement, "If you have participated in the formative feedback process with faculty reviewers, your faculty reviewers will no longer be able to send feedback through the Message Center."

As stated, once a portfolio has been submitted for scoring these files will no longer be available to view through the Pearson ePortfolio system and faculty reviewers will be unable to provide feedback to a candidate. Candidates are encouraged to save copies of their own work.

Candidate Submission and Score Information

A Candidate Status report is available on the secure score reporting site. This report lists registration and submission activity for all candidates who are enrolled in your educator preparation program. The program's Score Report Contact is provided login credentials for the site. If you are unsure who the Score Report Contact is for your program, please contact your program's edTPA Coordinator.

After a candidate has submitted an assessment portfolio for scoring, any faculty reviewer who previously received a request for feedback will no longer be able to provide feedback to the candidate. The faculty reviewer will be able to view their prior feedback and the candidate's final portfolio up until the candidate submits the portfolio for scoring.

edTPA score reports will be sent to the contact identified as the Score Report Contact for the program. If you are unsure who the Score Report Contact is for your program, please contact your program's edTPA Coordinator.

Scores and passing status will be available in ResultsAnalyzer® 24 hours after candidates receive scores; additionally, EPPs can access passing status in ECOS.

Candidates should review the information in their score profiles carefully. The performance description(s) will provide information regarding any condition code(s) assigned. For additional information about condition codes, please review edTPA Submission Requirements and Condition Codes.