Educator Preparation Advisory Council (EPAC)

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Overview

December 7, 2016 State Board of Education Approval of EPAC Recommendations

September 30, 2016 Final Meeting and Recommendations to EPAC

Information about EPAC

Data Subcommittee

Program Review Subcommittee

Assessment Development Subcommittee

edTPA Voluntary Pilot

The edTPA is a student-centered, multiple measures assessment of pre-service teaching competence. It is aligned to state and national teaching standards and is designed to measure knowledge and skills in the areas of student development, learning, instruction, assessment, and professional roles and responsibilities. Candidates in seven educator preparation programs in Connecticut, including public, private, and alternate routes to certification, are participating in a pilot of the edTPA in the 2015-2016 academic year*.

Helpful Links

http://www.edtpa.com/
Go to edtpa.com to learn more about the assessment.

http://edtpa.aacte.org/
Go to AACTE to find information about edTPA and resources for edTPA members including Handbooks, Resource Library, and the Online Community.

http://scoreedtpa.pearson.com/
Visit Pearson’s site to find information about becoming an edTPA scorer. Review scorer qualifications, recruitment dates and timelines.

For more information about the edTPA pilot in Connecticut, please contact Dr. Katie Moirs, Education Consultant and Project Lead for the Connecticut State Department of Education katie.moirs@ct.gov.

*Participating institutions include Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, Teach for America – Connecticut, University of St. Joseph, and Western Connecticut State University

Archived Agendas

Archived Minutes

CEEDAR Grant (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform)

Information about the CEEDAR grant