CliffsNotes Guide to the edTPA Assessment: Navigating the edTPA Process

by Jane R. Burstein

CliffsNotes Guide to the edTPA Assessment steers candidates through the edTPA process, a portfolio-based teacher certification stage that more and more states are adopting.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544466319
  • ISBN-10: 0544466314
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 07/12/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 20

About the book

A teacher certification guide for the new edTPA portfolio-based assessment 


The edTPA Assessment measures teachers' ability to develop lesson plans and adjust them to the needs of their students, to teach in the classroom, and to analyze whether their students are learning. Teacher candidates must submit a video of themselves at work in a real classroom setting in order to pass. 


A growing number of states are implementing the edTPA Assessment. 

  • 9 states have edTPA policies in place: New York, Washington, Oregon, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Hawaii
  • 4 additional states are in the process of implementing the edTPA Assessment: California, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts
  • Some programs in the following 21 states plus D.C. use the edTPA Assessment to evaluate teacher classroom performance: Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona




About the author
Jane R. Burstein

JANE R. BURSTEIN has been an ACT and SAT tutor for numerous years, and is an Adjunct Instructor and Student Teaching Supervisor in the College of Education at Hofstra University, where her work includes preparing secondary-school ELA teacher candidates to create effective edTPA portfolios. She has gone through training with Pearson, the edTPA administrator, to grade Seconday ELA portfolios. She resides in Roslyn, New York.