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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

CalTPA Deadlines (Register on Taskstream by the Deadline):

Period 1
 
July 31 Registration Opens
August 27 Registration closes
September 4 Submission period opens
September 10 Submission period closes
September 26 Scores released
 
Period 2
 
July 31 Registration Opens
October 1 Registration closes
October 9 Submission period opens
October 15 Submission period closes
October 31 Scores released
 
Period 3
 
July 31 Registration Opens
November 5 Registration closes
November 13 Submission period opens
November 19 Submission period closes
December 5 Scores released

CalTPA Support (Register on GET):
 
The following dates and times will be made available for Cal TPA Task 3 and Task 4 support in KH D2074
 
•    Friday, August 25- 3:30-4:30
•    Friday, September 22- 3:30-4:30
•    Friday, October 13- 3:30-4:30
•    Friday, November 3- 3:30-4:30
•    Friday, December 1- 3:30-4:30


If you plan to take advantage of any of the CalTPA Support Meetings, be sure register on GET:

Multiple Subject

EDEL 4900 (2 units)

Single Subject

EDSE 4900 (2 Units)

 

 

Note: Submission automatically closed at midnight

CalTPA Coordinators:

Dr. Kimberly Persiani- (KHA 3034) Make Appointment kpersia@calstatela.edu

Professor Michael Haussler (KHB 2023) Make Appointment mhaussl@calstatela.edu

 

 

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

http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/ccoe/edci/tpacodes

 

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 - http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Charter%20College%20of%20Education%2C%20Division%20of%20Curriculum%20and%20Instruction/docs/cantseescores.pdf

 

Once you have your code's for the correct TPA and correct Submission Period, go to Taskstream to register. Make note of all deadlines. There is no flexibility for missed deadlines

 

Codes for TPA registration (see below)

TaskStream

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 2017 codes