NJACTE Assessment Day

Our 2017-18 Assessment Committee held a full day of assessment evaluation for higher education EPPs and P-12 partners in teacher preparation us on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Rutgers Douglass Student Center – Trayes Hall, featuring Dr. Judy R. Wilkerson, of Florida Gulf Coast University: NJACTE ASSESSMENT DAY FLYER

Pre-Service TeachMeet

Read the TeachMeet PreService Press Release 2018 for more information to share with candidates.

edTPA Workshops

Monday, February 19th (9:00 – 3:00) – hosted by Rider University

    • Deep Dive and Appropriate Candidate Support (Ideal for Supervisors and Mentor Teachers)
    • edTPA Contact Meeting – This session will include an overview to interpreting edTPA data reports, followed by breakout sessions, by content area, to examine nationally scored edTPA results.

NJACTE is actively seeking campus hosting sites for AY 2017-18 Professional Development Sessions. Please view the topics below before you complete a hosting form.

List of Topics:

Beginner Handbook and Rubric Deep Dive provides a deep look at edTPA handbooks, rubrics, and expectations for candidates.

Deep Dive and Candidate Support
This session provides a deep look at edTPA handbooks, rubrics, and expectations for candidates.  Participants will also review and discuss strategies and resources for supporting candidates in the edTPA process.

Academic Language (Beginner/Advanced) provides a thorough overview of academic language, including the role of academic language in the profession and how it is embedded in edTPA.

Advanced Curriculum Inquiry provides an opportunity to examine valued program outcomes and their relationship to the cycle of effective teaching and edTPA expectations. Program faculty examine where and how the program already provides formative experiences aligned with edTPA and how edTPA contributes to a multiple measures assessment system.

Designing an Instructional Framework for Teacher Candidate Success on edTPA
Candidate success on edTPA is greatly impacted by three key factors: faculty knowledge of the assessment, candidate preparation for the assessment, and support for candidates while they complete their edTPA portfolios. If any of these three factors is deficient, teacher candidates may not experience edTPA success or completion of the assessment may be far more stressful than necessary. Faculty members need to examine their programs in these three key areas to create an instructional framework to help prepare teacher candidates for edTPA success. This strategy was used by Illinois State University to “turn around” their Business Teacher Education (BTE) program. Workshop participants will examine the steps the ISU BTE faculty took to achieve this change and will be given the tools to examine their own programs to develop their own instructional framework for edTPA success.

Local Evaluation Training
Local Evaluation Training provides audience with a deep understanding of edTPA rubrics and the evaluation process so they are prepared to examine candidate materials and performance in order to provide feedback and/or in reference to a score report to inform program renewal conversations.

NJACTE proudly hosted Spring and Summer 2016 Professional Development sessions at Rutgers (April 6 and May 26), Rider (June 22) and Ramapo (June 24) Universities.

New Jersey CAEPCon

NJACTE proudly hosted Stevie Chepko for a full day of sessions focused on New Jersey and the CAEP Standards. The $50 registration fee included breakfast, lunch, and all sessions. (One complimentary member per NJACTE institution with registration code).


NJACTE meetings for the 2017-18 academic year will be held on the following dates. General membership meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and generally conclude at noon. All meetings are held at the Rutgers New Brunswick Graduate School of Education unless otherwise noted.

September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017 
November 16, 2017
December 21, 2017

January 18, 2018
February 15, 2018 (virtual meeting in addition to a reception at the AACTE conference)
March 15, 2018
April 19, 2018
TENTATIVE June 13, 2018 (Annual Luncheon and Distinguished Clinical Intern Ceremony 4:30pm)

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