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Passing Scores for Washington

edTPA passing scores for Washington were approved by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB).

At the July 2019 meeting, the PESB revised the timeline for the consequential implementation of Student Voice. The PESB has determined that the 15 possible points that can be obtained in Student Voice will not contribute towards meeting the passing score until Fall 2020. Candidates will need to meet the current passing standard based on scores received for Tasks 1, 2, and 3, as noted in the table below.

Although the Student Voice rubrics will not contribute towards meeting the statewide passing score for the 2019–2020 program year, the PESB has determined that candidates must still complete the requirements and the Student Voice rubrics will be scored. The PESB has approved that institutions may use their own passing scores for those Student Voice rubrics to determine if the candidate will be recommended for a residency credential.

edTPA Assessment Area Washington Total Score Passing Standard*
  • Agricultural Education (Washington)
  • Early Childhood (Washington)
  • Elementary Literacy (Washington)
  • Elementary Mathematics (Washington)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences (Washington)
  • Health Education (Washington)
  • K–12 Performing Arts (Washington)
  • Physical Education (Washington)
  • Secondary English-Language Arts (Washington)
  • Secondary History/Social Studies (Washington)
  • Secondary Mathematics (Washington)
  • Secondary Science (Washington)
  • Special Education (Washington)
  • Visual Arts (Washington)

40 Points out of 75

*Student Voice points do not contribute towards meeting the passing standard until Fall 2020.

  • Classical Languages (Washington)
  • World Language (Washington)

34 Points out of 65

*Student Voice points do not contribute towards meeting the passing standard until Fall 2020.

For edTPA Washington assessment areas not listed above, the PESB has not yet adopted the areas as consequential and there is no state passing standard. Washington candidates will continue to submit portfolios in all areas so assessments may be officially scored. Programs will determine if candidates participating in low-incidence areas have satisfactorily met the assessment requirement for program completion. These areas include:

  • Business Education
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Library Specialist
  • Technology and Engineering Education

When recommending candidates for certifications in these areas, programs will need to consider candidate performance without a PESB-set passing score. The PESB will review additional data for WA participation in these low-incidence areas before holding candidates to a passing standard.

Timeline for Washington PESB Approved Passing Scores

Timeline During the 2017–2020 edTPA Program Years Beginning with the 2020–2021 edTPA Program Year (Fall 2020)
Submission Dates Submissions between September 28, 2017–August 6 2020 Submissions after August 7, 2020, which marks the final 2019–2020 program year submission deadline
Score Reporting Dates Score reporting dates between October 19, 2017–August 27, 2020 First score reporting date of the 2020–2021 program year (following the final 2019–2020 program year reporting date of August 27, 2020)
edTPA Passing Score 40
(34 for World/Classical Languages)
47 inclusive of SV
(41 for World/Classical Languages)

*Note the exact date is TBD at this time.

** World Languages & Classical Languages

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