State Timeline

From the NJ Department of Education:

On August 3, 2016 the State Board of Education voted to set the cut score on the Commissioner approved performance assessment, edTPA. In June of 2014, regulations requiring teacher candidates to pass a performance assessment in order to gain licensure were adopted and in December of 2015 edTPA was selected as the Commissioner-approved assessment. As adopted by the New Jersey State Board, the implementation timeline for edTPA is designed to enable a gradual ramp-up to full implementation and is as follows:

  • 2016-2017: Optional pilot
  • 2017-2018: All candidates complete the assessment for certification but do not need to meet a specific cut score
  • 2018-2019: Cut score set at one standard error of measurement below the national recommendation
  • 2019-2020: Cut score determined by New Jersey Standard setting process

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