Performance Assessment for Teacher Certification
In June of 2014, regulations requiring teacher candidates to pass a performance assessment in order to gain licensure were adopted and in December of 2015 edTPA was selected as the Commissioner- approved assessment. On August 3, 2016 the State Board of Education voted to set the cut score on the Commissioner-approved performance assessment, edTPA.
Successful completion of the performance assessment will be required for all candidates seeking a certificate of eligibility with advanced standing on or after September 1, 2017. Certificate of eligibility holders who begin teaching in or after the 2017-2018 academic year will be required to successfully complete the performance assessment before earning a standard certificate.
As adopted by the New Jersey State Board, the implementation timeline for edTPA is designed to enable a gradual ramp-up to full implementation and is as follows:
|2018-2019||Cut score set at one standard error of measurement below the national recommendation|
|2019-2020||Cut score determined by New Jersey standard setting process|
To learn more about the assessment, see the following: