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2016 edTPA Handbooks

Candidates are able to access the 2016 handbooks in the Pearson ePortfolio system or other integrated platform provider systems.

Handbook Changes

The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) has updated the edTPA handbooks with minor changes for the 2016–17 operational year. These changes were informed by faculty supporting candidates, scorers and scoring trainers, and a thorough review of candidate performance data.

The changes to edTPA handbooks for 2016–17 primarily address directions and submission requirements. Changes were contained to formatting, clarifying, or better aligning directions and file submission specifications, and incorporating previously identified and published errata. Note that all changes are considered minor, and the 2016 handbooks are considered equivalent to the 2015 handbooks.

Which Handbook Should I Use?

  • Candidates building their edTPA portfolios for the 2016–2017 submission schedule should use the 2016 handbooks and templates.
  • Candidates who have already made significant progress building their edTPA portfolios with the 2015 handbooks and templates may continue to use and submit the 2015 version. Candidates are advised to review the list of handbook changes for 2016, which is available online where handbooks are posted.