Dr. Anthony Pittman
Acting Dean

College of Education
Hennings Hall, Room 443



edTPA Resources for Candidates

Chalk & Wire Resources for Candidates

edTPA Resources for Instructors, Clinical Supervisors,
Cooperating Teachers & Administrators

Chalk & Wire Resources for Instructors, Clinical Supervisors &
Cooperating Teachers

Beginning in Fall 2017, all Kean University clinical intern teacher candidates will be required to complete an edTPA portfolio in order to be recommended for their New Jersey teacher certification.  The portfolio will be submitted via Chalk&Wire, an integrated platform that allows teacher candidates to compile and transfer their edTPA directly to Pearson for assessment.  Beginning in Fall 2018, the State of New Jersey will determine a cut score the edTPA and its sections and all teacher candidates must meet or exceed the cut score for all parts of the edTPA to be eligible to obtain a NJ teacher certification.

Teacher candidates will be given direction about the completion of their edTPA in their capstone courses. 

Kean University College of Education edTPA Coordinator:  Dr. Sehba Mahmood

Questions about the edTPA at Kean University?  Contact your education program coordinator

About edTPA

edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs throughout the United States to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom. For each handbook field, the placement is a Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade classroom. edTPA is a subject-specific assessment that includes versions for 27 teaching fields. The assessment features a common architecture focused on three tasks: Planning, Instruction, and Assessment.

Aspiring teachers must prepare a portfolio of materials during their student teaching clinical experience. edTPA requires aspiring teachers to demonstrate readiness to teach through lesson plans designed to support their students' strengths and needs; engage real students in ambitious learning; analyze whether their students are learning, and adjust their instruction to become more effective. Teacher candidates submit unedited video recordings of themselves at work in a real classroom as part of a portfolio that is scored by highly trained educators. edTPA builds on decades of teacher performance assessment development and research regarding teaching skills and practices that improve student learning.

10 Tips for edTPA Success - Education Week Teacher


About Chalk & Wire

Chalk & Wire is an e-portfolio enabled educational assessment platform designed to monitor and verify student learning outcomes.  It generates valid and reliable academic assessment data.

Chalk & Wire provides complete support for the creation and submission of edTPA assessments, allowing edTPA portfolios to be directly transferred to Pearson for official assessment.  The College of Education will begin to utilize Chalk & Wire for edTPA portfolios beginning in Fall 2017.

In Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, the College of Education will be piloting the use of Chalk & Wire's ePortfolio - Learning Portfolios to document student progress through their education programs.  The learning portfolios allow for teacher candidates to upload forms, documents, journals, lesson plans and a host of other assignments directly to course instructors and/or clinical supervisors/instructors for assessment.  Cooperating Teachers will be using the Chalk & Wire System to submit summative assessments during the course of the semester.  Assessment results are available to candidates as soon as an assessment is scored.  The Learning Portfolio allows the candidate to track his or her progress throughout the professional sequence of an education program.






Pearson/edTPA web site