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edTPA for Ohio

On May 26, 2020, the chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education determined the edTPA to be a nationally recognized and scored performance-based assessment, and effective July 1, 2020, successful completion of the edTPA to be an allowable alternative to the Assessment of Professional Knowledge (OAE-APK) for an Ohio teaching license issued by the Ohio Department of Education.

Educator Preparation Providers

Please contact EdPrep@highered.ohio.gov for additional information on implementing edTPA within preparation programs at your institution.

Passing Scores for Ohio

The Ohio Department of Education has adopted a preliminary edTPA passing standard of  minus 1 Standard Error of Measurement (SEM) below the national recommended professional performance standard, as set out in the table below. Candidates who participate in edTPA and are successful at the standard identified below may use edTPA as an alternative to the Assessment of Professional Knowledge (OAE-APK) for an Ohio teaching license issued by the Ohio Department of Education for applications received on or after July 1, 2020.

13-Rubric Handbooks 32
15-Rubric Handbooks 37
18-Rubric Handbooks 44

Your handbook selection should be aligned with your clinical experience. Please call or contact your state office of educator licensing for specific details.

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For additional information regarding edTPA state policies, please review state participation information at edtpa.org link opens in a new window.


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