Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)

TPA Contact Info

All TPA-related email and questions should be directed to: tpa@csustan.edu

Ms. Anne Cameron, TPA Assistant
(209) 664-6816 - DBH 301A 

For content related questions ONLY - contact
Dr. Daniel Soodjinda – TPA Faculty Coordinator
(209) 664-6607 - DBH 338

TPA Announcements

For the most update information  related to COVID-19 related school closures and it's impact on the CalTPA, review the FAQ.

For the "old TPA" please see the TaskStream Orientation Site for any TPA announcements.

What is the Teacher Performance Assessment?

As of July 2008, California statute (Chap. 517, Stats. 2006) requires all candidates for a preliminary Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credential to pass an assessment of their teaching performance with K-12 public school students as part of the requirements for earning a teaching credential. This assessment of teaching performance is designed to measure the candidate's knowledge, skills and ability with relation to California's Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs), including demonstrating his/her ability to appropriately instruct all K-12 students in the Student Academic Content Standards. All candidates who start a Commission-approved multiple and single subject teacher preparation program as of July 1, 2008 must meet the teaching performance assessment requirement.

CalTPA (the new CalTPA) Candidate Preparation

  • Detailed overviews and cycle templates/rubrics by program - click HERE (Note - these resources were updated 3.22.20. In order to obtain the most updated resources you must register for the CalTPA cycles online)
  • Online CalTPA workshops. 
  • Request form for CalTPA resources - including previusly recorded online workshops 
    • Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 - online workshop request form - click HERE
  • To review an annotated overview for cycle 1 and cycle 2, click HERE to submit a request. Note - you must currently be enrolled in student teaching, and be a Stan State student to access these documents. 
  • To review an example of a passing midrange CalTPA response for cycles 1 and 2, click HERE to submit a request. Note - you must currently be enrolled in student teaching, and be a Stan State student to access these documents. 
  • To review the CalTPA frequently asked questions (FAQ) click HERE

TPA 1.0 (the old TPA) Information

TPA Remediations/Revisions and Requirements

If a candidate fails a cycle in the CalTPA, they might have to go through a remediation process before resubmiting.  Failure due to condition code does not require remediation. However, if a candidate fails due to low total score, they must go through a remediation process before retaking the assessment. 

  • ​If a candidate fails due to a condition code, they must first contact Pearson by calling 916.928.4081 or by navigating to this website, choosing the CalTPA tab, and then emailing Pearson directly.
    • When contacting Pearson, the candidate should request a "detailed condition code report" so that a complete explanation for the condition code can be provided. 
    • After a response is received from Pearson the candidate should then address any errors that were made and then resubmit.  
  • If a candidate fails due to a low score on the CalTPA, they must first register for remediation through University Extended Education (UEE), pay the tuition fee for remediation, and then contact tpa@csustan.edu
    • After the remediation registration is confirmed with UEE, the candidate will then receive directions on how to contact their remediation specialist so that an appointment can be made. 
    • Once remediation is complete, the candidate can then revise their CalTPA cycle and resubmit for scoring. 
  • All questions relating to remediation should be sent to tpa@csustan.edu