Performance Assessments Across New Jersey: What Educator Preparation Programs Are Using Now

By Emily Hodge, Rachel Garver, and Drew Gitomer

In the wake of New Jersey’s 2022 legislative removal of the edTPA as a required performance-based assessment for teacher candidates, educator preparation programs (EPPs) have had newfound freedom in their performance assessments. How are programs exercising this new discretion? What type of performance assessments are they choosing? Are these assessments similar to the edTPA or very distinct?

Overall, looking across New Jersey, programs are taking a range of approaches, but we see several common trends.

Read the full article on Rutgers New Jersey State Policy Lab.