UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, teacher candidates (TCs) completing Wisconsin Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) and applying for initial certification in Wisconsin on or after September 1, 2016, will be required to complete and pass edTPA in order to be endorsed for Wisconsin licensure by the Wisconsin DPI.
Handbooks will be selected from the list of approved handbooks for each licensure area found on the DPI website. Candidates are only required to submit one edTPA.
Submission to Pearson and UWRF must occur by the date assigned by UWRF. Candidates must submit an edTPA in order to receive a passing score in student teaching.
Passing scores for the edTPA are as follows: The cut score for the edTPA in Wisconsin is 38 (32 for handbooks with 13 rubrics – World Language and 45 for handbooks with 18 rubrics) Candidates must reach the passing score in order to be recommended for licensure. A candidate who does not reach the cut score can follow the UWRF retake guidelines.
The edTPA is one of multiple measures that the UWRF EPP programs use to determine if a new teacher should be allowed to successfully complete student teaching and be recommended for licensure. UWRF EPP programs provide educational opportunities during pre-service teaching to prepare candidates to successfully complete the edTPA and offer multiple in-service meetings during student teaching to support teacher candidates while they are completing the edTPA. It is our belief that every TC should be prepared to take and successfully pass the edTPA on their first attempt. TC candidates who dedicate adequate time to planning, instructing and assessing learning and to completing their edTPA write-up should be able to pass the edTPA on the first attempt.
If a TC does not pass an edTPA on the first attempt the following steps will be taken:
Some possible remediation recommendations:
All edTPAs should be submitted by the posted edTPA due date. Any students who do not submit an edTPA will receive a failing grade for student teaching. Any edTPAs that are submitted more than 60 days after the posted edTPA due date, will not be allowed to request a UWRF “exemption” to the passing score. Any students submitting more than 90 days after the posted edTPA due date will not receive support from UWRF to complete submission. Any submissions that are made more than 90 days after the required submission date, should go directly through the Pearson site, not Chalk and Wire. Students who submit outside of this window will not qualify for UWRF remediation for non-passing scores. If an edTPA is not submitted within the 90 days after the due date, a grade of F will be issued for student teaching. Any students wishing to appeal this policy should schedule an appointment with the Field Experiences director.