Teacher Performance Assessment

1. As of July 2008, California statute (Chap. 517, Stats. 2006) requires all candidates for a preliminary Multiple and Single Subject Credential to pass a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA). Beginning Fall 2018, the state will use new Teaching Performance Assessment models that meet the revised TPA Design Standards - Adopted December 2015 and Teaching Performance Expectations - Adopted June 2016.

For more information, please visit The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) TPA requirement website. 

The site includes:

  • Information on the TPA requirement 
  • Information on the TPA revisions
  • Stakeholder information 
  • Information on the three approved TPA models 

2. Cal Poly Pomona has adopted the CalTPA model 

For more information, please visit The Commission on Teacher Credentialing CalTPA website.

Multiple and Single Subject Candidates that plan to complete clinical practice prior to Fall 2018 should visit this link for:

  • The CalTPA Teacher Candidate Handbook
  • The CalTPA Tasks and Rubrics
  • The Updated Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs)

3. Beginning Fall 2018, Cal Poly Pomona will begin using the revised CalTPA Cycle model 

For more information, please visit The California Performance Assessment for Teachers and Leaders website

Multiple and single subject candidates that plan to complete clinical practice Fall 2018 and beyond should visit this link for:

  • Information on the two new CalTPA instructional cycles

4. Multiple and Single Subject candidates admitted to our programs for Fall 2018 and beyond must complete the CalTPA Cycles.

All other multiple and single subject candidates must visit this link to formally designate if they plan to complete the CalTPA Tasks or CalTPA Cycle model.

For more information please visit:

5. Teacher candidates complete the CalTPA Taks in the following courses:

Multiple subject candidates:

CalTPA Tasks

Quarter

Semester

Task 1 Subject-Specific Pedagogy

TED 444

EDU 5150

Task 2 Designing Instruction

TED 443

EDU 5150

Task 3 Assessing Learning

TED 440

EDU 5180

Task 4 Culminating Teaching Experience

TED 441 EDU 5180

 

Single subject candidates:

CalTPA Tasks

Quarter

Semester

Task 1 Subject-Specific Pedagogy

TED 446 or TED 434 Agriculture

EDU 5215

Task 2 Designing Instruction

TED 432

EDU 5200

Task 3 Assessing Learning

TED 440

EDU 5280

Task 4 Culminating Teaching Experience

TED 441 EDU 5280


Teacher candidates must provide documentation of passing all four CalTPA tasks to be recommended for a credential. 

6. Teacher candidate complete the CalTPA Cycles in the following courses:

 Multiple subject candidates:

Cycles

Semester

Cycle 1: Learning About Students & Planning Instruction

EDU 5180

Cycle 2: Assessment-Driven Instruction

EDU 5280

 

Single subject candidates

Cycles

Semester

Cycle 1: Learning About Students & Planning Instruction

EDU 5280

Cycle 2: Assessment-Driven Instruction

EDU 5280

 

 7. Click here to view our Annual CalTPA Calendar

The calendar includes:

  • Quarterly task submission deadlines
  • Quarterly early submission and resubmission RSVP dates and deadlines
  • Quarterly task 1 and 2 support workshops 
  • Quarterly remediation workshops

8. In order to have TPAs scored, teacher candidates on the CalTPA Task model must establish and maintain an active Watermark, TaskStream account

To create or access a TaskStream account, please visit https://login.taskstream.com/signon/ 

For support call: 1(800) 311-5656 or email: support@watermarkinsights.com 

Candidates must adhere to CalTPA Code of Honor (PDF) and our department Scoring and Remediation Policy (PDF)

Teacher candidates on the CalTPA Cycle model will submit their Cycles directly to Pearson. 

9. Teacher candidates submissions are scored by certified CalTPA Assessors

If you are interested in becoming a certified CalTPA Cycle Assessor, please click here

If you are interested in scoring CalTPA Tasks for Cal Poly Pomona, please contact Dr. Amy Gimino, TPA Coordinator. 

10. For further TPA-related information and support, contact: 

Dr. Amy Gimino
TPA Coordinator
Associate Professor
Email Amy Gimino
(909) 869-4915