New edTPA exam might replace PPR in 2023; Pilot program begins 2021-22

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is considering adopting the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) as an appraisal for teacher candidates across all certification areas. TEA may replace the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam with the edTPA by 2023. TEA is completing a three-year pilot of the edTPA and Texas A&M University was selected to participate in the third year of the pilot for Spring 2022. Learn more about edTPA here.

We are currently enrolling candidates to participate in the pilot. Participation in the pilot will mean a commitment to complete and submit an edTPA portfolio during clinical teaching in Spring 2022. Candidates will receive extensive training, support, and guidance—in addition to being provided with all necessary materials.


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July 22, 2021