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New performance-based assessment prepares WVU teacher candidates for successful careers

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A WVU student teacher works one-on-one with a student. WVU student teacher will begin a new assessment program designed to help them become more prepared for a classroom.
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What’s the News?
With debate swirling around education – how it's delivered, who pays for it, its role and/or worth in society – would-be teachers need all the preparation for the part of teaching that isn't directly related to their subject matter. That's where education Teaching Performance Assessment, or edTPA, comes in, and this fall, most teacher candidates in WVU's College of Education and Human Services will be required to participate in the performance-based assessment that will help them be more prepared for the classroom.

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“Our students will leave the program with a greater depth of knowledge about what it means to walk into their own classroom and will be able to provide leadership to students and to colleagues early in their careers.” —Bernard Jones, Director of Assessment for Educator Preparation, WVU College of Education and Human Services

Target Audience:
Policymakers

Parents

School administrators

Educators

Teacher candidates

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New performance-based assessment prepares WVU teacher candidates for successful careers

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CONTACT: Lindsey Kudaroski, Communications Specialist
College of Education and Human Services
304.293.0224; lindsey.kudaroski@mail.wvu.edu