Teaching Performance Assessment

The State of California requires a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) as one of the final requirements of credential students before they become teachers. At Cal Poly Humboldt, we use EdTPA, the Performance Assessment for California Teachers to fulfill this requirement. 

We use EdTPA, the Performance Assessment for California Teachers, to fulfill this requirement.

For the Teaching Event (TE), candidates follow procedures outlined in the edTPA Handbook and upload their completed Teaching Events (see calendar of due dates below). The Teaching Events are scored by trained scorers. Candidates receive their score reports and debrief individually with SED faculty. If necessary, candidates may repeat edTPA and resubmit the product for scoring.

edTPA Calendar for SED Candidates

February 8 - Task 1 Planning due by 11:59pm
March 14 - Task 2 Instruction due by 11:59pm
April 8 - Task 3 Assessment due by 11:59pm
April 29 - edTPA results released to candidates

edTPA Forms - for candidate use

Video Elicited Lesson Reflection (VELR) packet

Camera Check-Out Information

As part of edTPA, credential candidates film pieces of their lessons at their placement school sites. All edTPA Camera equipment will be checked out via the Cal Poly Humboldt Technology Equipment Center (TEC). Equipment is offered on a first come, first serve basis. You can also use your own equipment to complete edTPA.

Technology Equipment Checkout (TEC)

Before any videotaping occurs, credential candidates need to have turned in the permission forms for all of the students in their class, signed by each student’s parent/guardian.

Permission Forms for edTPA Videotaping

edTPA Student Permission Forms Coversheet: To be filled out by the credential candidate, signed by Mentor Teacher & Principal, and attached on top of all of the parent permission forms.

Parent Permission Form in English & Spanish: To be sent home with the student and signed by parent/guardian.