edTPA: You, Too, Shall Pass

McConville, Justine

EdTPA was more than an assessment of teacher preparedness. It was more than a reflective writing task. It was a measurement of one’s own sanity and will to reach the light at the end of a tremendously redundant tunnel. After a few months of sifting through this assessment and its three tasks, I had to question, were the writers of edTPA conspiring to lure young educators away from careers in education, perhaps due to a deficit in other industries such as plumbing or politics? Maybe it was a weeding-out experiment designed to prevent anyone who does not have the wherewithal to complete it from becoming a teacher, since such failure, I guess, is supposed to suggest that one should not be trusted to educate the youth.


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Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

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Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
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November 9, 2015