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edTPA

edTPA for New Jersey

Effective September 1, 2017–August 31, 2019:

  • All candidates seeking the Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) candidates complete the assessment for certification but do not need to meet a specific cut score.
  • All Certificate of Eligibility (CE) holders must complete the assessment but do not need to meet a specific cut score if the assessment is taken during the 2017–2018 or 2018–2019 school years.

Effective September 1, 2019:

  • All Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) and Certificate of Eligibility (CE) candidates will be required to complete and pass edTPA by meeting or exceeding the New Jersey Department of Education established passing standard.

For more information, please review the edTPA Implementation Timeline in New JerseyPDF document for guidance on scoring options and successful completion during 2017–2018 and 2018–2019 school years.

Resources

For more information about teacher certification and edTPA in New Jersey, please visit the New Jersey Department of Education's performance assessment page link opens in a new window.

Passing Scores for New Jersey

Effective September 1, 2019:

The New Jersey State Department of Education has established an edTPA passing standard based on the edTPA Recommended Professional Performance Standard link opens in a new window minus a full standard error of measurement as the passing standard for candidates seeking teacher certification in New Jersey. The edTPA cut score will be reviewed prior to September 1, 2020.

The following passing scores are effective September 1, 2019

13-Rubric Handbooks32
15-Rubric Handbooks37
18-Rubric Handbooks44

If you have additional questions about using the edTPA for certification in New Jersey, please visit the State of New Jersey Department of Education website link opens in a new window for further information.

For additional information regarding edTPA state policies, please review AACTE's state participation information. link opens in a new window