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The Teacher Performance Assessment, known as edTPA, is a pre-service assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate's authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate's ability to effectively teach his/her subject matter to all students.

edTPA is aligned with Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards, state professional teaching standards, and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards. edTPA provides meaningful data to support teacher education programs as they evaluate, reflect on and continually improve their programs to ensure a relevant, integrated curriculum centered on student learning. For more information about edTPA, visit

Completing edTPA and successfully submitting the edTPA electronic portfolio to Pearson for national scoring are program requirements for all Wright State initial teacher licensure programs. The full cost of national scoring, approximately $300, is charged to the candidate as a lab fee for the course in which edTPA is completed. Candidates who record a score at or above the state minimum score may use edTPA as an alternative to the Assessment of Professional Knowledge examination required for issuring an initial Ohio teaching license. Consult the Ohio Department of Education for more information.

Candidates' participation in this process is a valuable learning opportunity and provides excellent preparation for the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) and the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES). edTPA also provides evidence of a teacher’s readiness to enter the profession that can be acted upon to support candidate and program improvement.

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