TPA Elementary Literacy Assessment Handbook FIELD TEST FINAL HANDBOOK
The Teacher Performance Assessment stems from a 25-year history of development inperformance-based assessments of teaching quality. The Teacher Performance AssessmentConsortium (Stanford and AACTE) acknowledges the National Board for Professional TeachingStandards, the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, and the Performance Assessment for California Teachers (PACT) for their pioneering work using discipline-specificportfolio assessments to evaluate teaching quality. The 2011–12 field test version of thishandbook has been developed with thoughtful input from teachers and teacher educatorsrepresenting various national design teams, national subject matter organizations (ACEI, IRA,NASPE, NCSS, NCTE, NCTM, NSTA, etc.), and content validation review teams. All contributionsare recognized and appreciated.
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