Oregon Teacher Work Sample Methodology, edTPA, teacher assessment, preservice training, teacher candidates


Through a comparative analysis, the previous Oregon Teacher Work Sample Methodology utilized to assess preservice educators' competency is compared to the edTPA performance assessment, which formally replaces the later assessment system for newly minted Oregon educators as of the 2018-2019 school year. While Oregon Work Sample Methodology was cutting edge from the 1980s onward, the state legislature adopted edTPA in 2016. Many educators, administrators, and other hiring committees are not familiar with the new assessment system as they hire new educators coming out of state-accredited programs. After a comparison of both assessment systems' components in regards to InTASC standards, it is clear that the edTPA assessment is built off of the foundation that Oregon Work Sample Methodology brought to the teacher preparation field and allows for a level of rigor consistent throughout the nation.



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