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2017 edTPA Handbooks

Candidates are able to access the 2017 handbooks in the Pearson ePortfolio system or other integrated platform provider systems.

Handbook Changes

There are no generic changes to the edTPA national handbooks for 2017–2018. There are only minor changes to address previously identified and published errata for the following subject areas: Classical Languages, Elementary Education, Elementary Literacy, Literacy Specialist, Special Education, and World Language. Changes to the edTPA Washington handbooks for 2017–2018 include errata changes plus changes to the prompts and rubrics for Student Voice adopted by the Professional Educators Standards Board in January 2016.

Which Handbook Should I Use?

  • Candidates building their edTPA portfolios for the 2017–2018 submission schedule should use the 2017 handbooks and templates.
  • Candidates who have already made significant progress building their edTPA portfolios with the 2016 handbooks and templates may continue to use and submit the 2016 version. Candidates are advised to review the list of handbook changes for 2017, which is available online where handbooks are posted.