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edTPA for Tennessee

Beginning January 1, 2019, initial license applicants are required to submit qualifying scores on the appropriate edTPA performance-based, subject-specific assessment.

Prior to January 1, 2019, licensure candidates may submit a qualifying score on either the relevant Principles of Learning and Teaching Assessment or the edTPA. Candidates completing job-embedded clinical practice must submit the qualifying score before renewing or advancing the teaching license. Please visit the full policy here: Profession Assessments for Tennessee Educators Policy 5.105 link opens in a new window.

Resources

For more information about teacher licensure within Tennessee, please visit the TN Department of Education: Educator Licensing webpage link opens in a new window.

Assessment Areas for Tennessee

The table below reflects the TN established passing scores for the edTPA handbooks. To review current TN state policy on utilizing edTPA results in lieu of the PLT assessment, please visit the TN edTPA Policy PDF.

Note: Candidates should confirm their assessment selection with their faculty advisor before registering.

edTPA Handbook Qualifying Score
Until December 31, 2018 January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 and thereafter
Agricultural Education37384042
Business Education37384042
Classical Languages32333536
Early Childhood37384042
Elementary Education: Literacy with Mathematics Task 444464850
Elementary Literacy37384042
Elementary Mathematics37384042
English as an Additional Language37384042
Family and Consumer Sciences37384042
Health Education37384042
K-12 Performing Arts37384042
K-12 Physical Education37384042
Library Specialist37384042
Literacy Specialist37384042
Middle Childhood English-Language Arts37384042
Middle Childhood History/Social Studies37384042
Middle Childhood Mathematics37384042
Middle Childhood Science37384042
Secondary English-Language Arts37384042
Secondary History/Social Studies37384042
Secondary Mathematics37384042
Secondary Science37384042
Special Education37384042
Technology and Engineering Education37384042
Visual Arts37384042
World Language32333536

Passing Scores for Tennessee

The Tennessee State Board of Education has adopted a preliminary edTPA passing standard based on the edTPA Recommended Professional Performance Standard minus a full standard error of measurement as the passing standard for candidates utilizing their edTPA performance to satisfy the TN pedagogical assessment requirement. These cutscores are effective through 12/31/2018.

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

Beginning January 1, 2019, initial license applicants are required to submit qualifying scores on the appropriate edTPA performance-based, subject-specific assessment. The qualifying score will increase each year through January 2021 as listed below:

edTPA Handbook January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 and thereafter
13 Rubric Handbooks333536
15 Rubric Handbooks384042
18 Rubric Handbooks464850

If you have additional questions about using the edTPA for educator licensure in TN, please review the TDOE Office of Educator Licensing link opens in a new window site for contact information.

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