Who We Are:
We are a coalition of educators, parents, and students who have joined together to oppose the high stakes use of the edTPA™ in Illinois. The Coalition grew spontaneously out of a small group discussion on the status of the edTPA™ among teacher educators attending the IACTE annual meeting in Springfield in May 2014. Although we represent a variety of viewpoints about the edTPA™ , as well as the best way to pursue changing edTPA policy in Illinois, we oppose using the edTPA™ as the one and only evidence-based high-stakes assessment of student teachers. See our “Talking Points” for a summary of our major concerns. And be sure to check our "News and Updates" tab for the latest announcements about our progress.