edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?" It is intended to be used for teacher licensure and to support accreditation. edTPA was developed by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity. edTPA is currently a requirement for completing Intern II and is required for licensure in NC as of Fall 2019.
The edTPA portfolios along with the handbooks and rubrics are located in Tk20. If you are an intern II or student teacher and do not have access to the edTPA portfolio for your program, contact local Tk20 support: email@example.com.
For Windows Users
Clipchamp - available for free from Microsoft
iMovie - recommended for editing on a Mac, free in the App Store
Tutorial for using iMovie to trim and compress your video
One reason the video upload may fail is that you have a slow Internet connection or you have not compressed your video. Either come to the WCU campus or find another faster internet connection to upload your video.
If you have students in your video for whom you do not have consent to appear, you need to blur their faces. You have some options for help with this.
If your video is not small enough to upload (i.e., the video doesn't upload to Tk20 after waiting a long time), you may need to use a tool called Handbrake to further compress it. Follow these directions to download and use Handbrake for Windows or Mac.
Directions for all students on submitting the edTPA portfolio for scoring via Tk20 - Interns will receive a code via email to use during this process.
Use this website for this process: www.edtpa.com
If you run into difficulty in this process, try looking in the edTPA Submission FAQ
Watch a video walkthrough of the Pearson submission process (you must log in as a WCU faculty, staff, or student to view)
Before you submit, we recommend you look carefully over the Evidence Chart for your handbook to confirm you have met the technical requirements.
To retrieve your score report, go to this page and click on the "View Your edTPA Scores" button.
If your overall score does not meet the cutscore from our policy on Scoring Criteria, you will need to retake all or a portion of your edTPA assessment.
Pearson has a website with information on retaking one or more edTPA Tasks. We highly recommend reviewing the document: edTPA Retake Decision-making and Support Guidelines.
We created a brief Guide for edTPA Retakes that may also help.
If you received a Condition Code, use Pearson's Condition Code Guidance and Support guide to identify your issue so you can resubmit and avoid the issue.
See the Tk20 help website for more information
Making Good Choices - see the appropriate one for your program
edTPA Guidelines and Polices for Faculty - edTPA provided support information. See especially edTPA Guidelines for Acceptable Faculty Support
Technology support is provided by Lee Nickles through the CEAP's Instructional Technology Support