For reasons unknown to most people, many states have adopted the Pearson EdTPA and made it a requirement for entry into the teaching.Pearson has taken control of the decision about whether future teachers are truly prepared and has reduced teacher education to a Pearson-created rubric. In essence, teacher certification has been outsourced to Pearson.
ETS wants in on the action, and it is now pilot-testing its competitor test called NOTE, with avatar students. The point of the essay is that Pearson now owns the teacher education process, and its exam creates enormous anxiety. Read more..
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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)