Teacher Performance Assessment and Accountability Reforms

The Impacts of edTPA on Teaching and Schools

  • Julie H. Carter
  • Hilary A. Lochte

About this book


This book provides multiple perspectives on the dual struggle that teacher educators currently face as they make sense of edTPA while preparing their pre-service teachers for this high stakes teacher exam. The adoption of nationalized teacher performance exams has raised concerns about the influence of corporate interests in teacher education, the objectivity of nationalized teaching standards, and ultimately the overarching political and economic interests shaping the process, format, and nature of assessment itself. Through an arc of scholarship from various perspectives, this book explores a range of questions about the goals and interests at work in the roll out of the edTPA assessment and gives voice to those most affected by these policy changes, teacher educators, and teacher education students.


Teacher Performance Assessment Assessment Teacher Education Educational Policy Social Foundations neo-liberal edTPA Pre-service

Editors and affiliations

  • Julie H. Carter
    • 1
  • Hilary A. Lochte
    • 2
  1. 1.D’Youville College BuffaloUSA
  2. 2.D’Youville College BuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55999-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56000-1
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