Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA): An Instructor’s Development and Evaluation of an Embedded Signature Assessment in an Early Childhood Literacy Course

Oct. 01, 2014

Source: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Volume 35, Issue 4, 2014, pages 357-372

This paper describes an assignment piloted in an early childhood literacy class as an embedded signature assessment.

The article has three goals: to explain the context that led to the development of the assignment, to describe how the assignment was created and piloted, and to describe the methodology and results of an action research project intended to collect data on candidates’ perceptions of the challenges and value of the assignment.

Implications for candidates’ understanding and utilization of developmentally appropriate practice, academic language, and self-reflection, as well as for the design of embedded signature assessments are discussed.

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