TPA Contact Info
All TPA-related email and questions should be directed to: email@example.com
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
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.
CalTPA Registration Information (New Version)
TPA Information (Old Version)
Teaching Performance Assessment
Official Tasks and Rubrics
TaskStream Orientation Site
Navigating the Taskstream TPA Orientation Site
TPA Forms and Documents
Creating a New Tasksream Account
Creating a New Taskstream Account
TPA Due Dates (Old TPA and New CalTPA Versions)
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 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.
- The TPA Benchmarks are now hosted on Taskstream. View more information about how to access the TPA Benchmarks.
- The TPA Candidate Handbook is your first source for questions on the old TPA and what is expected for each Task.
- TPA Task templates and TPA Rubrics from the CTC.
- General information about the TPA Program from the CTC.
- Learn more about California's Teaching Performance Expectations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com