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Background of the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA)

The CalTPA is a measure of your knowledge, skills, and competencies as a beginning teacher in relation to the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). It is a requirement of all Multiple Subjects and Single Subject teacher candidates who enter programs of teacher preparation in California effective July 1, 2008. The CalTPA is a result of legislation, Senate Bill 2042, which requires a summative assessment of teaching performance in pre-service teacher preparation. The assessment was developed by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Educational Testing Service. It was field tested for validity by K-12 teachers and University education faculty. (CTC, 2007)

The Cal TPA at CSULA

CSULA uses the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) to meet the SB 2042 requirement for a program-embedded teaching performance assessment. All candidates must pass each of the 4 Tasks of the CalTPA with a minimum score of 3 on an ascending 4 point scale in order to be recommended for an initial California teaching credential. Candidates are directed to the Candidate Handbook prepared by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for a full description of the CalTPA, each of the 4 Tasks and the scoring rubrics, and the guidelines for completing each Task.

Guidelines for When to Take CalTPA Tasks

Read this document for Guidelines when to take CalTPA Tasks - document

CalTPA Deadlines (Register on Taskstream by the Deadline):
Period 1
Mon. August 1-Registration Opens
Sun. August 28-Registration Closes
Mon. September 5- Submission Opens
Sun.September 11- Submission Closes
Mon.Sept. 12-Tue. Sept. 27-Evaluation Period
Wed.September 28-Scores get released on or before this date

Period 2
Mon. August 1-Registration Opens
Sun. October 2-Registration Closes
Mon. October 10- Submission Opens
Sun. October 16- Submission Closes
Mon. October 17-Tue. November 1-Evaluation Period
Wed. November 2-Scores get released on or before this date

Period 3
Mon. August 1-Registration Opens
Sun. November 6-Registration Closes
Mon. November 14- TPA Submission Opens
Sun. November 20- TPA Submission Closes
Mon.,November 21-Tue. December 6-Evaluation Period
Wed. December 7-Scores get released on or before this date


CalTPA Workshops (Register on Taskstream by the Deadline):
Choice of one of the following dates for all three tasks:
Cal TPA Multiple Subject (Register on GET by September 6)
EDEL 4900-07 #97593 (2 units)
Cal TPA Single Subject (Register on GET by September 6)
EDSE 4900-03 #97544 (2 units)
Saturday, September 10- FA 218
Saturday, October 15- KHC 4073
Task 2 - Designing Instruction 8:00-10:00
Task 3 - Assessing Learning 10:30-12:00
Task 4 - Culminating Teaching Experience 12:30-2:00

Note: Submission automatically closed at midnight

Fall CalTPA Office Hours:


Dr. Kimberly Persiani- (KHA 3034) Make Appointment


Professor Michael Haussler (KHB 2023) Make Appointment



To confirm codes for TPA registration (found at the bottom of the website page or see next page below), visit:


Once you have your code/s for the correct TPA and correct Submission Period, go to Taskstream to register.  Make note of all deadlines.  Missing these deadlines results in having to wait until the next submission period.
To Check Your Scores once they are Released:

1. Click on "Folios & Web Pages"
2. On the right hand side click on "Access your Inactive DRF's"
3. Open the Task.
4. Click on "Scores/Results"

Refer to the information in this link to access past information if you rolled your TPA into another submission period or are revising -



Fall 2016 Information Sheet

Codes for TPA registration (see below)


TPA Enrollment/completion instructions
pdf iconTask 1
pdf iconTask 2
pdf iconTask 3
pdf iconTask 4
word iconVideo FAQ for Task 4
pdf iconFLIP Camera Instructions
word iconInstr - Upload Signature Assignments
pdf iconHow to view previous tasks(scores, items submitted, etc.)
For EDCI 300 Students
pdf iconTaskStream Student Guide - activate your subscription
Word IconRegister for single/multiple subject
Word IconCreating a WebFolio
pdf iconPortfolio Organization List
Word IconAccessing & Uploading to WebFolio
Word IconSubmitting WebFolio for grading


Registration Codes - Click here for Fall 2016 codes