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Teacher Performance Assessment and Accountability Reforms

The Impacts of edTPA on Teaching and Schools

Editors: Carter, Julie H., Lochte, Hilary A. (Eds.)

  • Presents first-hand accounts from diverse scholars on the impact of high stakes edTPA testing 
  • Provides a historical analysis of the take-over of public education by private and neo-liberal interests
  • Examines how the top-down implementation of the edTPA assessment is affecting teacher educators, students, and pre-service teachers 
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About this book

Winner of the 2017 AESA Critic's Choice Book Award
This book provides multiple perspectives on the dual struggle that teacher educators currently face as they make sense of edTPA while preparing their pre-service teachers for this high stakes teacher exam. The adoption of nationalized teacher performance exams has raised concerns about the influence of corporate interests in teacher education, the objectivity of nationalized teaching standards, and ultimately the overarching political and economic interests shaping the process, format, and nature of assessment itself. Through an arc of scholarship from various perspectives, this book explores a range of questions about the goals and interests at work in the roll out of the edTPA assessment and gives voice to those most affected by these policy changes, teacher educators, and teacher education students.

About the authors

Julie H. Carter is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Program at D’Youville College, USA. Her research interests include teacher identities, the influence of innovative pedagogies, and the impacts of educational policy on teachers. 
Hilary A. Lochte is Professor of Education and Education Department Chair at D’Youville College, USA. Her research interests include culturally relevant pedagogy in teacher education, diversity in children’s and young adult literature, and policy impacts on teacher education.

Reviews

“This timely intervention pushes past the simplistic rhetoric that rationalizes high-stakes assessments for teachers. The authors raise troubling questions about validity, implementation, and impact of the edTPA, and deepen the debate about the broader meanings of this particular ‘reform.’ Essential reading for teacher education today.” (Kevin Kumashiro, Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, USA, and author of “Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture”)

“The struggle for the soul of teaching has moved into teacher education as corporate reformers have sought to bend the profession towards standardization and a focus on test scores. Anybody who wants to understand the edTPA and its role in current accountability schemes needs to read this important book.” (Wayne Au, Associate Professor in the School of Educational Studies, University of Washington Bothell, USA, and editor, “Rethinking Schools”)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Carter, Julie H., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Teacher Blame and Corporate Gain: edTPA and the Takeover of Teacher Education

    Carter, Julie H., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 7-23

  • New York’s edTPA: The Perfect Solution to a Wrongly Identified Problem

    DeMoss, Karen, Ph.D.

    Pages 25-46

  • Reliability and Validity of edTPA

    Lalley, James P., Ph.D.

    Pages 47-78

  • Raising the Stakes: Objectifying Teaching in the edTPA and Danielson Rubrics

    Clayton, Christine, Ph.D.

    Pages 79-105

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56000-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £79.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55999-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teacher Performance Assessment and Accountability Reforms
Book Subtitle
The Impacts of edTPA on Teaching and Schools
Editors
  • Julie H. Carter
  • Hilary A. Lochte
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56000-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56000-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55999-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 217
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
Topics