Links to Teacher Performance Assessment
Using Assessment to Enhance the quality of America's Teachers
Teacher Performance Assessment - 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.
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) - A consortium of 23 states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands
working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers.
These new K-12 assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students’ progress toward this
goal from 3rd grade up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support. The PARCC assessments
will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year.
RETURN TO MCEWING