Who Is Behind this Initiative

The IA-TPA project is an extension of the Teacher Quality Project (TQP), which was a five-year grant to evaluate teacher candidates during their preservice stage and then provide follow on support through their induction phase when becoming career teachers. During the grant, the state worked with Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE), to develop a performance assessment for beginning teachers based on key Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria. The intent was to provide a tool to support a collaborative dialogue between the mentor and beginning teacher to prepare them for their standard license.

IA-TPA Partners

Iowa Department of Education (IADE)
The Department of Educator Quality is the project lead for the IA-TPA project. This initiative is another step in the process to support the mentoring and induction of beginning teachers.

Iowa Department of Education (IADE)

Stanford Center for Accountability, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)
The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), is a research center located at Stanford University that focuses on the development of performance-based assessments for students, teachers, and administrators. SCALE is the lead developer of the IA-TPA instrument for supporting the development of beginning teachers.

Stanford Center for Accountability, Learning, and Equity (SCALE)

Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA)
Housed in the College of Education at the University of Iowa, the Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) conducts multiple forms of program evaluation and assessment in collaboration with states, colleges, universities, and school systems throughout the United States. CEA will be responsible for analyzing the data during the field trial to ensure the reliability of the instrument.

Center for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA)

TumbleFeed
TumbleFeed is the developer of an advanced platform to support performance assessment, teacher coaching and observation, online PLCs for collaborative feedback, and professional development of teachers and administrators. TumbleFeed is the project coordinator and technology provider for this initiative.

TumbleFeed