“We are asking licensure assessments to do more, to ensure a certain standard of educator quality and to be based on indicators correlated with readiness to enter a classroom or a school so we can make better informed decisions of who gets into the profession.”
“Teaching, like other respected professions, must have a universal assessment process for entry that includes rigorous preparation centered on clinical practice as well as theory, an in-depth test of subject and pedagogical knowledge, and a comprehensive teacher performance assessment.“
“States and districts that have adopted performance assessments to guide induction and decisions about licensing and tenure have supported much more purposeful and focused mentoring, with greater attention to a shared vision of good practice.”
Building upon a comprehensive performance assessment created by a team of national experts, Educopia works shoulder-to-shoulder with states to design and implement innovative Tier 2 licensing systems. By training and certifying local educators to score authentic work from their peers and aligning the assessment to the essential competencies in the state standards for the teaching profession, Educopia helps states reach a shared vision for effective teaching and learning.
Multiple measures of effectiveness are used to assess teacher capacity, including: video observations of classroom instruction, interactions with parents, curriculum and assessment design, and other artifacts of teacher and student work.
Designed to be integrated into initial licensure processes, annual performance evaluation and mentorship/induction systems, our model provides a powerful capacity building experience for both candidates and assessors.
Submitted and scored online, performance tasks rely on digital portfolios of a teacher’s real work.
"The RESA challenged me to produce high-quality material. At the end of the day, I think this benefitted both myself and my students as it caused me to put forth a sincere effort using everything I’ve learned in the profession up to this point, while increasing rigor for my students."
"The RESA is really your time to shine. Yeah, it’s a lot of work. But it’s your real work. Your real lesson. Real evidence of learning that you should be looking at anyway.”
"The RESA empowers teachers in ways that other assessments haven’t done. Instead of being a snapshot of performance, it shines a light on what a teacher really knows and can do, and it gives them choices about how to demonstrate their effectiveness.”
"What these teachers are capable of in their third year is astounding. The Resident Educator model is accelerating the learning curve for new teachers and pushing their conceptual understanding of how to teach. It’s really upping the ante.”
"The RESA gives legs to our residency program by providing a common vision and an end goal for our candidates and mentors. It pushes candidates to try new things and succeed."
"There is a big difference between theory and practice. The RESA asks candidates to demonstrate that they can effectively use best practices, and it forces them to understand the rationale behind what they do."
To ensure our performance assessment is rigorous, accurate and reliable,
we rely on a team of national experts in teacher quality and talent management.
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