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EdTPA Scores Improving for Would-Be Teachers

By Stephen Sawchuk — October 27, 2015 1 min read

Scores on the edTPA teacher-licensing exam seem to be on the rise, according to new research.

The exam requires teachers to videotape part of a lesson, then analyze it, and submit lesson plans and other artifacts for review.

More than 18,400 candidates participated in edTPA in 2014, and the overall average score was a 44.3 out of 75, up from 42.8 during the 2013 administrations. About 72 percent of candidates hit the nationally recommended cutoff score of 42 points. Meanwhile, most states have set the passing bar slightly lower, at 41.

A version of this article appeared in the October 28, 2015 edition of Education Week as EdTPA Scores Improving for Would-Be Teachers

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