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Build Quickly

Build your entire edTPA portfolio quickly, in an organized way, with user-friendly navigation, built-in guidance and tools to the highest levels of the rubrics.

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Communicate

Your EPP faculty can interact with you via the communication tools of the program to discuss pieces of the portfolio, review your progress, and help you improve.

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Access and Price

Access is granted for up to 17 months or until you pass your state assessment whichever comes first. The regular price is $175. Everything you need to create a successful portfolio is here.

This resource was prepared and reviewed by experienced teacher educators who are leading successful teacher preparation programs in their own universities. It addresses head-on the challenges of edTPA™ by facilitating local evaluation support, where school faculty judgment, critical examination and expertise interacts with candidate portfolio submissions in an organized, secure, conducive-to-learning and safe environment. EPP programs are free to select any system to help their candidates build their portfolio at their own discretion – it is an option offered by edTPA™. We humbly hope you choose Certify Teacher, a leading provider of educator preparation resources. Thank you for your support!

The TPA Builder is a program for building portfolios.

It guides teacher candidates through every part of the tasks step by step.

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Learn More links at every prompt clarify how you should respond to the prompts. Checklists and Check4Completeness are two of the tools that will keep you on track.

Select the version that best suits you.

TPA Builder in 3 versions

The TPA Builder comes in 3 versions. Select the version that best suits you.

Comprehensive

If your EPP adopted the TPA Builder, they may have selected this version where every single part of the portfolio building process is structured and sequenced by their evaluators.

Review

If your EPP adopted the TPA Builder, they may have selected this version where you first build the entire portfolio using the built-in guidance and tools of the program and then submit your work to your evaluator for review.

Standalone

If you’re not affiliated with an EPP program, you will build your entire portfolio using the amazing built-in guidance and tools of the program alone. There is no interaction with evaluators within the program with this version.

Note: after you login, the shopping cart will list the product you want to purchase and identify whether your EPP program has adopted the TPA Builder. And if so, it will let you know the version you will need to purchase.

How can i get a promo code?

Authorized school administrator in your teacher preparation program can obtain a Promo Code for their candidates simply by asking for one in writing to sales@certifyteacher.com. No contract or obligation required.

Access & price

  • Access is granted for up to 17 months or until you pass your state assessment whichever comes first.
  • The regular price of this solution is $175, regardless of the version, which is worth every penny.
  • You pay only once - no monthly changes to your credit card.
  • If you have a Promo Code you can purchase this product for $150.

TPA Builder - Comprehensive version.

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Evaluator

Every single part of your Portfolio building is structured and sequenced by your EPP evaluator. Interaction between you and your evaluator takes place until the complete portfolio is built and approved by the evaluator.

Faculty interacts with candidates to:

  • discuss pieces of the portfolio.
  • review the work in progress.
  • help candidates improve performance in areas of weakness.

EPP program one-time cost to evaluate candidate:
$15/candidate

TPA Builder - Review version.

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Teacher Candidate

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Evaluator

You build your entire portfolio on your own using the built-in guidance of the program and its tools. Once complete, you submit your work to your evaluator who navigates the entire portfolio looking for deficiencies, omissions and misunderstandings. Interaction between you and your evaluator takes place until your evaluator decides the portfolio is complete.

Faculty interacts with candidates to discuss:

  • pieces of the portfolio.
  • review the work in progress.
  • help candidates improve performance in areas of weakness.

EPP program one-time cost to evaluate candidate:
$15/candidate

TPA Builder - Standalone version.

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Candidates Online

If you're not affiliated with an EPP program, or the program you affiliated with decided that the Standalone version suits them better, then this is the version for you.

You will build your entire portfolio with the help of the program's built-in guidance and its tools, and if you're in an EPP program that has adopted this version, you can discuss your progress with your instructor in class.

All the tools available to the other 2 versions are available in this version too, except that faculty cannot interact with you within the program.

There are no costs associated to EPP programs that adopt this version.

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TPA Builder Tools

Check4Completeness is a diagnostic tool. It checks to be sure every part of your portfolio, in every task, has been addressed and that artifacts you attach to your portfolio comply to specifications. If you overlook something, it lets you know exactly what is missing and where it is missing, so you can quickly take care of business.

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TPA Builder Tools

Teacher candidates score the lowest in their edTPA assessments on the Assessment Commentary part, where they are asked to describe, analyze, and interpret student performance off students’ scores. To address this challenge, the Scores Analyzer tool can quickly help you identify the patterns of learning for your whole class and differences for groups or individual learners so you can respond to the prompts in the commentary with confidence. You get all of this with the click of a mouse.

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