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edTPA Pilot for Texas

Registration for the edTPA pilot is now open. Texas educator candidates from pilot-participating educator preparation programs (EPPs) can use the Texas Educator Certification Examination Program website to:

  • register for an edTPA assessment
  • access and download their assessment materials
  • submit their teaching portfolios
  • access their assessment scores

Detailed information about each of these topics is available on this website. Candidates and EPP faculty can also review:

  • submission deadlines and score reporting dates
  • policies for participation
  • details about the ePortfolio system, including technical support guides
  • assessment preparation resources

Continue reading to learn more about edTPA and the various edTPA-related resources.

About edTPA

edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by educator preparation programs throughout the United States to emphasize, measure, and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from day one in the classroom. Aspiring teachers must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience or as they complete their alternative certification program. edTPA requires aspiring teachers to demonstrate readiness to teach through lesson plans designed to support their students' strengths and needs, engage real students in ambitious learning, analyze whether their students are learning, and adjust their instruction to become more effective. Teacher candidates submit unedited video recordings of themselves at work in a real classroom as part of a portfolio that is scored by highly trained educators. edTPA builds on decades of teacher performance assessment development and research regarding teaching skills and practices that improve student learning.

Resources for Texas EPPs and Faculty

AACTE | edTPA.aacte.org opens in a new window

This online platform provides information about edTPA and resources, including handbooks, a Resource Library, and the edTPA Online Community. The Resource Library contains materials to help educator preparation program faculty become familiar with the design of the edTPA model, the authentic teaching tasks, and the scoring rubrics, so that faculty can effectively assist candidates to prepare for the assessment.

Implementation and Operational Support | Email

Have questions about the implementation process or need program support?

Contact the EPP Support representatives for implementation and operational support for edTPA at edtpaeppsupport@pearson.com.

Become an edTPA Scorer

Becoming an edTPA scorer provides an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the assessment rubrics. This level of understanding prepares scorers for more informed discussions with colleagues on EPP curriculum mapping, multiple-measures assessment-system design, alignment with supervisory observations/evaluation, and formative learning opportunities for candidates. For more information, please visit www.scoreedtpa.pearson.com opens in a new window.