In order to score well on edTPA, you MUST follow the rubrics. If you can provide the explicit evidence the rubrics require in your responses to the commentaries, you can almost guarantee your scores. edTPA gives you all of this information in a 40+ page Rubric Level Progressions document (content specific) that provides specific examples of what is needed to score each level on each of the 15 rubrics. No wonder no one takes the time to go through these! How time consuming! But that is what I have done for you.
I have consolidated the rubric level progressions into an easy to follow 3-page checklist for all 15 of the rubrics combined. I used this to complete my own edTPA with the goal of scoring a 4 on each of the rubrics. My score was a 62 out of 75 which is an average of 4.13 on each rubric! (Screen shot of my score report in preview!) You can do it to! You just have to play the game. Follow the rules. Give them what they want, and you can breathe a sigh of relief.
This resource will also be helpful to guide you in how and where to BEGIN. When I first tried to start edTPA, I had NO idea where to begin. But after reading this 3 page document, you will see how everything fits together and be able to have a clear picture of where to start in your lesson plans!
I hope my resource will save you time and help you gain clarity over what is needed to CRUSH edTPA! For a sample of the full resource, click here for a freebie download!
HOW TO USE:
1. Read BEFORE you make your first lesson plan to make sure you understand what is required. This will help you know where to start.
2. Continue to reference as you make your plans, video lesson and assessment, making sure you have provided a way to include what is required.
3. LAST – hunker down and cross reference as you answer each commentary question, EXPLICITLY answering what is required to GUARANTEE the score you want! The score reporter won’t be left guessing at your intentions!
What is included?
*Task 1, 2 and 3, and the Mathematics Assessment Task broken down into rubrics, with specific checklists for each, including EXACTLY what to include to score either a 3, 4 or 5.
*Document specific locations for where each piece of evidence is to be shown (which prompt or commentary)
*Glossary that corresponds to references of the EVER confusing language function vs language demand sections.
*Appendix from Rubric Level Progressions to help you choose the essential literacy strategy and requisite skills.
*Easy to keep up with 4 page checklist to keep you on track. (Content specific)