As of 2007, all Multiple and Single Subject Credential Program teacher candidates in the State of California are required to complete and pass a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) based on the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). Cal Poly Pomona uses the California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA) which includes 4 tasks:
Task 1 - Subject-Specific Pedagogy (Completed in TED 434/444/446)
Task 2 - Designing Instruction (Completed in TED 443/432)
Task 3 - Assessing Learning (Completed in TED 440 during Clinical Practice I)
Task 4 - Culminating Teaching Experience (Completed in TED 441 during Clinical Practice II)
Like other standardized teacher education examinations (CSET, CBEST, RICA), the CalTPA is a high stakes assessment. Teacher candidates MUST pass all 4 tasks with a score of 3 or 4 (out of a possible score of 4) in order to be recommended for a Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential.
Where can I find specific information about the CalTPA? Visit the CTC's CalTPA Teacher Candidate webpage for specific information about the CalTPA, including the Teacher Candidate Handbook, tasks and rubrics.
When does the TPA take place?
Each year we provide a complete calendar for administration of the TPA, scoring, remdition sessions, etc.
How do I submit my CalTPAs? All TPAs are completed, submittted and scored online through TaskStream. Specific details will be covered during coursework.
The campus has very strict criteria for TPA Assessors. If you are interested in being trained to become a TPA assessor, visit the CTC website for the Assessor Training Calendar and Registration.
If you have completed training and are interested in scoring TPA tasks, contact Dr. Amy Gimino, TPA Coordinator and Lead Assessor at email@example.com