New York State United Teachers today said an agreement delaying full implementation of the new edTPA teacher certification requirement until June 30, 2015, provides an important safety net for aspiring teachers. READ MORE.
Stand up for future teachers!
Tell New York state your edTPA story.
Tell the State Education Department and Regents to suspend the high-stakes consequences on the edTPA - a new performance assessment for future teachers. Just like it did with Common Core, the New York State Education Department is pushing testing at students' expense.
Now thousands of college students preparing to become teachers are being forced to take another new test - the edTPA - without being given the time, materials or support needed to pass.
Even though there's no evidence this test can predict teacher quality and result in better instruction for kids, students who fail - through no fault of their own - will become the latest casualties of New York state's testing obsession. It is unfair to change certification requirements for teacher candidates who entered their programs under a different set of requirements.
Tell New York state what your experiences with edTPA have been and that more time is needed to determine how it will be used.