UW-W edTPA

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Jessie Smith Dugan, M.
Ed.edTPA Coordinator
College of Education and Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

edTPA

Welcome to the College of Education and Professional Studies edTPA website. The purpose of this site is to provide our teacher candidates, UWW faculty, and cooperating teachers with the latest information and resources.

What is edTPA?

The edTPA is a subject area-specific, performance-based assessment for pre-service teacher candidates, which is centered on student learning. Evidence of a candidate's ability to teach is drawn from a subject-specific learning segment of 3-5 lessons or 3-5 hours from a unit of instruction taught to one class of students. edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate's authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate's ability to effectively teach subject matter to all students.

What is TaskStream?

Taskstream provides a central place online to manage assessment, accreditation, and e-portfolio activities.  For edTPA, Taskstream provides the secure transfer of required artifacts from Taskstream to Pearson for official scoring by trained and calibrated scorers.