TPA #1

I am doing CalTPAFor TPA #1 my task is Subject Specific Pedagogy. This task does not involve working with any real K-12 students. It will assess my ability to understand how information about a class of students is used to

  • prepare instruction for particular subjects and content areas
  • develop and adapt student assessment plans based on the content

Students must complete the honor code, task form, submit both and wait “7-10 days” for scoring.

Before starting, check out the TPA Handbook on this task to get an idea what you are about to tackle. I will admit, normally I am a get in there and try it all out for myself first and refer to guides at the end kind of gal. Bad idea. I got started on a few answers and then looked after, I ended up going back for major edits. Save yourself some time and frustration, read first then start the actual task.


Side Note: I submitted TPA #1 on 11/23/16 at 10:30pm and received my passing score on 12/5/16 at 2:06pm. The Thanksgiving holiday may have contributed to the long wait time or perhaps they were flooded with submissions right then. I would say take the 7-10 days with a grain of salt, but if you haven’t gotten a reply in 15 days, contact your credential program and start asking questions.