TPA Completion Deadline, Revision Policy, and Resources

There is a completion deadline for all teacher performance assessments (TPAs).  Unlike other WGU assessments, the completion deadline is in place to encourage you to complete the TPA as close to the end of demonstration teaching as possible since the TPA is based on your actual classroom experiences. You must complete the TPA by the following dates:

  • April 1 if you are in the Fall cohort
  • July 1 if you are in the Spring cohort

 

If you do not complete the TPA by the required completion deadline, the Teacher Performance Assessment Remediation team will work with you on a case-by-case basis to decide whether you will be required to redo your TPA (which may require returning to the classroom) or if you should be counseled to a non-licensure program.

 

If you are completing the edTPA and you have submitted your Task 1 work four or more times without receiving a successful review, your TPA Facilitator will work with you to develop an individualized resubmission plan. The resubmission plan will include a deadline and document if you wish to revise your work and submit for a final review, revise your work and send directly to Pearson for scoring, or redo your edTPA (which may require returning to the classroom) and start over with five new reviews. If you do not have a successful review after your 5th review, you may choose to begin a new edTPA or to submit to Pearson.  If you submit to Pearson without receiving a successful WGU Evaluator review, you are responsible for the Pearson scoring fee. Please visit the edTPA workbook (opens new window) for additional information on scoring fees.

 

If you are completing the edTPA and you receive a fail from the third-party scoring vendor (Pearson), the Teacher Performance Assessment Remediation team will work with you to develop an individualized remediation plan. The remediation plan will identify whether you must redo specific tasks or if you need to redo your entire edTPA (which may require returning to the classroom). The remediation plan will include a deadline for which you must complete the edTPA.

 

If your plan requires you to return to the classroom to redo sections of the edTPA, the Field Placement office may be able to assist in finding you a placement. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to secure a new classroom placement in order to complete the TPA. You will then work with your placement coordinator to confirm this placement.

 

TPA Scores and Resources

Visit the WGU edTPA Support Site (opens new window) for the edTPA Program and Passing Score Table (opens new window), webinars, consent forms, and additional resources.

 

Read Assessment Services FAQ’s for edTPA Submission to Pearson (opens new window) for questions related to submitting the edTPA to Pearson.

 

Please go to the TPA Support Site (opens new window) for resources related to the TPA.