Credential Programs

Process

How to complete the CalTPA 

Candidates complete both cycles in the Performance Assessment for Elementary Teachers (EDU 5180) or Secondary Teachers (EDU 5280) course while concurrently enrolled in Clinical Practice.

CalTPA Cycles Multiple Subject Candidates Single Subject Candidates
Cycle 1: Learning About Students & Planning Instruction

EDU 5160 - 9 units

(Clinical Practice)

EDU 5180 - 3 units

(Performance Assessment)

EDU 5260 - 9 units

(Clinical Practice)

EDU 5280 - 3 units (Performance Assessment)

 

Cycle 2: Assessment-Driven Instruction

Candidates complete both cycles in the Performance Assessment for Elementary Teachers (EDU 5180) or Secondary  Teachers (EDU 5280) course while concurrently enrolled in Clinical Practice.

Multiple Subject Candidates Single Subject Candidates

Candidates must demonstrate both literacy and mathematics instruction within the CalTPA. 

Register for one cycle to complete in Literacy (may be Cycle 1 or  2).

Register for the other cycle to complete in Mathematics.

Register for both cycles in your credential area:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • World Language

When registering, candidates must agree to abide by all of the rules and policies posted on the CalTPA Policies website

Candidates must pay Pearson $150 for each cycle submission or resubmission. Each registration is valid for one year. If you do not submit your cycle for scoring or withdraw your registration within that period, your registration will expire and you will have to pay $150 to reregister for your cycle(s). For additional information, please refer to Pearson’s Payment Policy.

While enrolled in clinical practice, your EDU 5180/5280 course instructor will guide you through the process. You will work with your cooperating teacher/intern support provider, university supervisor and course instructor to develop a submission plan tailored to your assignment.

In EDU 5180/5280 you will complete a series of assignments and professional learning community activities designed help you understand the Cycle 1 and 2 requirements and gather and upload the necessary evidence for your CalTPA submissions.

You will upload and submit your  Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 evidence into Pearson’s ePortfolio System and your personalized Cal Poly Pomona CalTPA folder.

Candidates must gather all necessary evidence during their clinical practice placement to pass EDU 5180/5280. Once you have the necessary evidence, you may submit your cycles whenever you are ready to do so. However, to remain on track to apply for your credential at the end of clinical practice and earn full credit for your TPA in 5180/5280, you should submit by the following deadlines:

Cycle Week Submit Your Cycle by 11:59 p.m. on: To Receive Results on:

Fall Semester 2020

1 8

October 15, 2020

November 5, 2020

2 15 December 3, 2020 December 23, 2020
Spring Semester 2021
1 8 March 18, 2021 April 8, 2021
2 15 May 13, 2021 June 10, 2021

Candidates complete a late submission plan at the end of their EDU 5180/5280 course. For continued enrollment and support, candidates enroll in our TPA Seminar I course offered through the College of the Extended University. For further information, please visit https://www.cpp.edu/~ceu/professional-development/courses/teacher-performance/index.shtml and contact our TPA Coordinator.

The passing score standards effective August 23, 2019 are as follows: 

  • Cycle 1 (8 five-point rubrics): A final cut score of 19 points with one score of 1 allowed. 
  • Cycle 2 (9 five-point rubrics): A final cut score of 21 points with one score of 1 allowed. 

On Pearson’s score reporting date, scores are reported directly to our Credential Services Office. You must pass both Cycles to meet the state TPA requirement for your multiple or single subject credential. 

Candidates meet with the course instructor/TPA Coordinator to go over their score report and develop a personalized remediation and resubmission plan. Candidates may resubmit for any scheduled scoring session (Refer to the Annual Submission and Reporting Date Calendar) and Pearson charges a $150 resubmission fee. In most cases, candidates are able to pass by revising and enhancing their former cycle submission. If the candidate has insufficient classroom evidence, another clinical practice placement will be needed.

For additional support, candidates may enroll in our TPA Seminar course offered through the College of the Extended University. The course costs $250 and requires a minimum enrollment. For further information, please contact our TPA Coordinator and visit the College of the Extended University Website.

 

Candidates who wish to appeal their scores may submit a Request for a Score Verification to Pearson within 90 calendar days.

Per our policy, candidates are permitted three attempts per Cycle. Candidates who do not pass on the third attempt must meet with the Education Department Appeals and Reinstatement Committee, may be disqualified from the program, and may earn an F in EDU 5180/5280.   

TPA-related appeals should be directed to the TPA Coordinator, then should progress to the Department Chair and the Education Department Appeals and Reinstatement Committee. A good faith effort to settle a dispute at the department level must be made before a formal grievance can be filed.