"It has become clear over time that [the edTPA] caused unintended barriers and burdens for teachers entering the profession," Georgia's state superintendent said.
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States and testing vendors are trying to find solutions for teacher-candidates to get certified in order to prevent a disruption to the teacher pipeline.
March 03, 2020
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February 03, 2020
The Tennessee department of education is proposing unsually comprehensive legislation that will require all current and new K-3 teachers, and those who train them, to know evidence-based reading instruction.
December 18, 2019
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December 10, 2019
A new study argues that the performance-based teacher licensing test edTPA does not always yield reliable results and that the scores are misleading.
September 06, 2018
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December 07, 2017
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March 13, 2017
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February 14, 2017
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