California Teaching Performance Assessment (CA TPA). Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Programs California State University, Los Angeles. What is the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)?. California mandated standardized teacher candidate performance assessment
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Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Programs
California State University, Los Angeles
Engaging and Supporting Students in learning
TPE 4: Making Content Accessible
TPE 5: Student Engagement
TPE 6: Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Methods
TPE 7: Teaching English Learners
The TPA consists of four tasks that are sequenced and increase in complexity.
The four tasks are embedded within the credential program and sequenced accordingly:
The following slides provide brief overviews of the four tasks.
More complete information is available from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/TPA-files/CandidateHandbook.pdf
In this task, you will respond to four cases studies. Let’s look at two examples:
Responses should provide evidence of your ability to connect student characteristics to instructional planning
In this task, you will
Reponses should demonstrate your ability to use what you learn about students to plan instruction
In this task, you will
Responses should provide evidence of your ability to assess student progress towards the learning goals
In this task you will
Responses will be judged on the extent to which they provide clear, consistent, and convincing evidence of your abilities
(Course instructors will not score their own students’ work.)
Your responses will be judged on the extent to which they provide clear, consistent, and convincing evidence of your abilities.
Level 4 Appropriate, relevant, accurate, and clear or detailed
Level 3 Appropriate, relevant, or accurate
Level 2 Minimal, limited, cursory, inconsistent, and/or
Level 1 Inappropriate, irrelevant, inaccurate or missing
At California State University, Los Angeles, candidates must pass Tasks 1, 2, and 3 to be eligible for student teaching.
*A passing score of 3 or higher is required for each of the four tasks. Candidates must pass specified tasks before they can continue in the program. Candidates are allowed a total of three attempts to pass a task. If a candidate does not pass a task after three attempts, the candidate is permanently removed from the program.