edTPA for New York State

Candidates applying for initial certification in New York on or after May 1, 2014, will be required to take and pass the edTPA.

edTPA is a student-centered multiple measure assessment of teaching. It is designed to be educative and predicting of effective teaching and student learning. Stanford University faculty and staff at Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) developed edTPA. They received substantive advice and feedback from teachers and teacher educators.

Resources for Candidates

Resource Description
NYSED Office of Higher Education Announcement links to a PDF document Information about edTPA passing requirements for New York.
edtpa.com Link opens in a new window. edtpa.com contains registration, submission and score reporting dates, and additional information for candidates.
Understanding Your edTPA Score Profile Link opens in a new window. Information on interpreting your edTPA Score Profile.
Customer Support Contact Pearson for information on assistance with registration and the Pearson system.
Assessments for New York Candidates Read this information to help determine which edTPA assessment to register for depending on the certification area you are working toward.

Resources for Institutions and Faculty

Resource Description
edTPA.aacte.org Link opens in a new window. edTPA.aacte.org is an interactive site designed to provide the public with information about edTPA and edTPA members with access to an online community and resource library.
ScoreedTPA Link opens in a new window. Information about becoming an edTPA scorer. Review scorer qualifications and recruitment dates and timelines.
FAQs links to a PDF document
updated March 21, 2013
This document, compiled by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), features frequently asked questions posed by the New York State higher education community regarding the new certification examinations for those seeking to become teachers and/or school building leaders.
Implementation Support Contact the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity for support regarding implementation of edTPA.
Technical Support Contact Pearson for technical support regarding this page and other technological questions about edTPA.

edTPA Handbooks

edTPA Handbooks are available to members at the Exploratory level and above. For access to edTPA handbooks, visit edTPA.aacte.org. Link opens in a new window.

About edTPA in New York State

edTPA Newsletters

edTPA Events in New York

Representatives from the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) are currently engaging deans, faculty, and other stakeholders across the state in informational sessions.

Archived Presentations

June 4, 2012, 2–4 p.m.
Teachers College, Columbia University, 281 Grace Dodge Hall

June 13, 2012,
Capital Region Prep Program Deans, Albany

June 14, 2012, lunch at noon, 1:15–2:45 p.m. meeting
Brockport's MetroCenter, 55 St. Paul Street, Rochester

June 15, 2012, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Nazareth College, Rochester

June 18, 2012, 1–3 p.m.
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City

June 20, 2012, 10 a.m.–noon
CUNY, 1411 Broadway (Times Square), New York City

June 20, 2012, 1–3 p.m.
NYU Steinhardt School, Downtown Manhattan, New York City
Review the archived presentation. Link opens in a new window.

July 25, 2012, 2–3:30 p.m.
"The TPA in New York: A Roadmap to Implementation"
Webinar for deans and TPA coordinators
Review the archived presentation (slides only; audio not available). links to a PDF document

September 12, 2012
"The edTPA as an Educative Enterprise: Initial Steps for Coordinators, Deans, and Key Leadership"
Webinar for edTPA coordinators and program leaders
Review the archived presentation (slides only; audio not available). links to a PDF document

October 17, 2012
"Teacher Performance Assessment" pre-conference
NYSATE/NYACTE annual conference, Albany, NY


Review the archived presentation (slides only; audio not available):

December 12, 2012
Academic Language Webinar
Review the archived presentation (slides only; audio not available). links to a PDF document
Review the archived webinar materials. (download and open) links to a zipped file

May 23, 2013
Candidate Support for edTPA
University of Washington — Seattle


Review the archived presentation links to a PDF document (slides only; audio not available):

May 29, 2013
Implementing Video Analysis into Teacher Education: Some Why's and How's
NYSED/SCALE Webinar
Hunter College, City University of New York


Review the archived presentation links to a PDF document (slides only; audio not available):

October 16, 2013
edTPA in New York Implementation Conference
NYSATE/NYACTE annual conference, Saratoga Springs, NY