College of Education & Professional Studies

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.

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.

edTPA is completed in the final semester of student teaching.

During Student Teaching: 

  • Complete the edTPA assessment
  • Upload edTPA documentation and all supporting materials into Taskstream.  (All candidates will receive information about their Taskstream accounts at the Student Teaching Send Off Meeting).
  • Create an account at Pearson, the company responsible for the external review of submitted edTPA assessments.

If you have questions about edTPA prior to your final semester of student teaching, please email edTPA@uww.edu!

Taskstream

Each teacher candidate will create a Taskstream account, usually as a part of their enrollment in the Foundations Block Courses. This account will need to be renewed each September. 

Resources For Taskstream Submission 

Author Quick-Start Guide (Prior to Student Teaching)
edTPA Quick-Start Guide (During Student Teaching)
Video Tutorials for Tasktream
Tips for uploading videos

Taskstream Contact Information  

Phone:  1-800-311-5656
Email:  help@taskstream.com.

Pearson

Why do I need to establish an account at Pearson?
Pearson performs the external review of submitted edTPA assessments. To perform the external review, you will need to create an account and transfer your edTPA documentation from Taskstream to Pearson.

When will I need to establish an account at Pearson?
Starting in Spring 2014, selected teacher candidates will be required to create an account at Pearson. Student teaching supervisors or program coordinators will be providing the timeline and directions for creating accounts at Pearson.

Confidentiality and Security Requirements
Confidentiality and Security of edTPA Candidate Materials and Assessment Data   

Contact Information  

Phone(413) 256-2889
(866) 565-4872
Available 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. eastern time, Mon-Fri, excluding the following holidays:
Jan 1, Jan 20, May 26, Jul 4, Sep 1, Nov 27-28, Dec 25-26MailedTPA Program
Evaluation Systems
Pearson
P.O. Box 660
Amherst, MA 01004

Resources

General Education Submission Checklist

Special Education Submission Checklist

University supervisors and faculty will play an integral role in the edTPA initiative.  Required resources will be located on the edTPA website.  The forms and information will be updated as changes occur.  Please be sure to check this  website frequently for the most recent information.

Upcoming Training Sessions: To Be Determined

Cooperating teachers serve an important role in the future of education and are key individuals in assessing and evaluating student teachers in their classrooms. edTPA is an embedded assessment that will occur during the student teaching semester. Teacher candidates will have access to handbooks, rubrics, and resources to complete the assessment. 

Requirements and Guidelines

Permission Forms

The following forms were approved and released by the Department of Public Instruction.  Please do not use any other forms for edTPA purposes.

edTPA Video Permission Forms - edTPA Student Teaching Video RecordingThe forms below MUST be used for edTPA student teaching. There are directions at the bottom of each form. THIS SET OF FORMS CANNOT BE MODIFIED.

Non-edTPA Video Permission Forms

Video to support EdTPA:

Teacher Performance Assessment 101 (CC)

Academic Language: Virtual Brown Bag (CC)

Assessment Literacy: Virtual Brown Bag (CC)

Voices from the Classroom: Virtual Brown Bag (CC)