WSU College of Education Teacher Performance Assessment

Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA)

Across the state, student teachers from all institutions with teacher preparation programs are participating in the operational phase of the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). The Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) is modeled after the National Board Certification process and is part of a national effort to define a single instrument to be used to evaluate beginning teachers.  The edTPA - regardless of grade level - requires teacher candidates to describe, analyze, and evaluate the teaching of a "learning segment" in their student-teaching classrooms and provide supporting evidence from their classrooms (video and artifacts) to illustrate their effectiveness.

Teacher candidates must submit their edTPA materials to Pearson to be scored.  The  Washington Professional Educators Standards Board has set a state wide passing score of 35 or higher on Rubrics 1-15 of the Washington version of edTPA handbooks as reported by Pearson.  If candidates do not receive a passing score, remediation and resubmission is required and handled on a case by case basis.

New Resources Available from WSU:

Pearson has created a website with helpful information, links, and resource materials to assist candidates in completing the edTPA, and to help answer questions throughout completion of the assessment.  Candidates are encouraged to explore the website materials, specifically under the "Candidates" and "FAQs" tabs.

Submission to Pearson: 

Registration is open at .  Candidates should select the Pearson e-Portfolio System, and register as soon as possible to review the newest version of the Washington edTPA handbooks and access the templates to make submitting materials easier. 

The teacher candidate is encouraged to review the Pearson submission and score reporting dates for their specific content area. Using the published dates, candidates should select a submission date that ensures WSU receives their score with time for resubmission in the current semester if necessary.  WSU recommends the teacher candidate submit in late March 2015.  Teacher candidates who do not receive a passing score by May 1, 2015 will receive an "I" for their student teaching/MIT Internship semester, and a remediation and resubmission plan will be developed on a case by case basis.

Submission to WSU: 

In order to successfully complete your submission to WSU, you will need to download, read, sign and scan the Video Guidelines and Permission to Use Form to be included with your entire Pearson edTPA portfolio.  In order to make the submission process as simple as possible for candidates, we have developed the following instructions for you to follow. 

Submission Instructions

Once you have successfully completed all the steps for submission and received your WSU email confirmation, please share the confirmation with your supervisor. 

Secure access to current edTPA Handbooks and Support Materials is available here: