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 - DBH301A (inside Dean's office)

For content related questions ONLY, contact Dr. Daniel Soodjinda – TPA Faculty Coordinator


209/664-6607 - DBH 338


TPA Announcements

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. 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.

CalTPA 2.0 (the new CalTPA) Information

TPA 1.0 (the old TPA) Information

TPA Remediations/Revisions and Requirements

Revised TPA procedures include:

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

All TPA late submissions and remediation will require University Extended Education (UEE) enrollment and paid tuition which may vary by semester.