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AACTE Applauds NEA's Push for Expansion of the Teacher Performance Assessment Print E-mail

AACTE is pleased to announce further progress in the nationwide adoption of the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA), after National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel announced a new agenda to strengthen the teaching profession and improve student learning that includes urging broad expansion of the TPA.

The TPA continues to capture increased interest across the nation with more than 10,000 teacher candidates expected to participate in the field test next spring. The NEA's support acknowledges the critical role that the TPA will play in ensuring that new educators possess the knowledge and skills to enhance student learning and exhibit classroom proficiency through clinical practice.

"The Teacher Performance Assessment's scientifically sound reliability and validity will make it a true game-changer for its ability to prove that candidates who pass it will be effective teachers," said Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., president and CEO of AACTE. "The NEA's agenda to support expansion of the TPA will help bring to fruition the vision of an industry-wide measure of effectiveness for beginning teachers."

Read AACTE's official statement here


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