Ohio is one of twenty states participating in a consortium to develop a National Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) for preservice teachers. The goals are to:
- Create a reliable, valid performance assessments system for enhancing the quality of America’s teachers.
- Create an outcome database used by school districts to track teacher performance across the continuum of teachers’ careers
- Provide information states could use to inform teacher quality initiatives, issue initial teacher licenses, and make accreditation decisions
- Create an evidence-based methodology for making systematic decisions about recruitment, professional development, and continuation of employment
The initiative is being led by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), in collaboration with the project’s co-PIs, Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond and Dr. Ray Pecheone, of Stanford University.