Preservice Assessment Available to Educator Preparation Programs

One of the most challenging issues facing schools today is finding skilled new teachers who are capable of meeting the academic needs of all students. The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) has announced a new preservice assessment that is available to all educator preparation programs. The Teacher Preparation Assessment, known as edTPA, is a performance-based assessment that allows teacher preparation programs to evaluate the skills of young and inexperienced teachers to be able to teach and support student learning from the first day they enter the classroom. To learn more about this performance assessment, go to: http://edtpa.aacte.org/about-edtpa.