edTPA for New York State

Update April 29, 2014:
Pursuant to the emergency action taken at the April Regents meeting, if a candidate applies for and meets all the requirements for an initial certificate on or before June 30, 2015 (including completing and submitting for scoring the teacher performance assessment), except the candidate does not receive a satisfactory score on the teacher performance assessment, the candidate may meet the requirements for an initial certificate, if subsequent to receiving a score for the teacher performance assessment and prior to June 30, 2015, a candidate receives a satisfactory level of performance on the written assessment of teaching skills examination in lieu of a satisfactory level of performance on the teacher performance assessment.

However, please be advised that any candidate who applies for certification on or after May 1, 2014, and fails the edTPA, will not be required to retake the ATS–W if the candidate took the ATS–W prior to April 30, 2014, and received a satisfactory passing score on the exam.

Statement from Commissioner John B. King, Jr. Regarding the edTPA Teacher Certification Exam Link opens in a new window.

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.
Statement from Commissioner John B. King, Jr. Regarding the edTPA Teacher Certification Exam Link opens in a new window. Important announcement from Commissioner King regarding candidates who do not pass the edTPA examination and will be eligible to use a passing score on the ATS–W in place of the edTPA prior to June 30, 2015.

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.
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.
Statement from Commissioner John B. King, Jr. Regarding the edTPA Teacher Certification Exam Link opens in a new window. Important announcement from Commissioner King regarding candidates who do not pass the edTPA examination and will be eligible to use a passing score on the ATS—W in place of the edTPA prior to June 30, 2015.

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