edTPA for New Jersey

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 the 2020–2021 school year.

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, 2021.

The following passing scores are effective September 1, 2019

13-Rubric Handbooks
(Classical and World Languages)
32
15-Rubric Handbooks
(All Other Content Areas)
37
18-Rubric Handbooks
(Elementary Education)
44

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 PDF document for further information.

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