Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)

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

Dr. Daniel Soodjinda – TPA Coordinator
209/664-6607 - DBH 338

Ms. Anne Cameron, TPA Assistant
209/664-6816 - DBH301A (inside Dean's office)

TPA Announcements

Please see the TaskStream Orientation Site for any TPA announcements.

TPA Revisions and Requirements

Revised TPA procedures include:

1. Task Submission Dates vary for each task each semester - Dates differ by program (Multiple or Single Subject) and are solely responsible for timely submission of TPA tasks. 

2. Failure to submit a TPA Task on the Due Date - Students who fail to submit a TPA task on the due date must enroll in the Extended Education (UEE) course for that TPA task prior to submitting the late task. UEE Enrollment requires paid tuition which may vary by semester. 

3. Failure of TPA Task and Resubmission – Any failed task requires UEE enrollment in the TPA Remediation course prior to resubmission of the task. UEE Enrollment requires paid tuition which may vary by semester.

After December 14, 2012, all TPA late submissions and remediation will require University Extended Education (UEE) enrollment and paid tuition which may vary by semester. 

Check the TPA Calendar for current submission dates

Questions should be directed to tpa@csustan.edu

TPA Candidate Handbook

The TPA Candidate Handbook is your first source for questions on what is expected for each Task.

TPA Task Templates and Rubrics

TPA Task templates and TPA Rubrics from the CTC.

TPA Benchmarks

The TPA Benchmarks are now hosted on Taskstream. View more information about how to access the TPA Benchmarks.

TPA General Information

General information about the TPA Program from the CTC.

TPA Forms, Documents, Permission Forms, and Video Tutorials

TPA forms, benchmarks, permission forms, a printable version of this semester's schedule, and all video tutorials are now housed on the TPA Orientation Site on Taskstream.

Teacher Performance Expectations

Learn more about California's Teaching Performance Expectations.

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. Each of the three approved teaching performance assessment models requires a candidate to complete defined tasks relating to subject-specific pedagogy, designing and implementing instruction and student assessment, and a culminating teaching experience or event. When taken as a whole, teaching performance assessment tasks/activities multiply measure the TPEs. Candidate performances are scored by trained assessors against one or more rubrics that describe levels of performance relative to each task/activity. Each model must also meet and maintain specified standards of assessment reliability, validity, and fairness to candidates. 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.