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“Preparing the Workforce for Equitable Teaching and Learning”

12th National TPA Implementation Conference Call for Proposals

Please submit your proposals by November 4, 2019!

The 12th national Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Conference organized by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) will be held March 26-28, 2020 at the Renaissance Austin.  The Program Committee welcomes proposals from implementers of edTPA, the P-12 community, researchers, policy makers, and all individuals who support teachers and teacher candidates with performance assessment. This conference is an opportunity for sharing of ideas and best practices.

We strongly encourage an exchange of resources and materials to support Teacher Performance Assessment implementation, policy, and research. We seek proposals for “interactive sessions” that will integrate presentation with engagement of the audience in discussion and activities related to performance assessment. Our goal is to create a conference agenda that will allow presenters and attendees to share and develop practices, perspectives, and research through interaction. Although the committee understands the limitations of conference style seating arrangements, we encourage proposals with activities that intentionally promote audience participation. 

This year’s theme, “Preparing the Workforce for Equitable Teaching and Learning”, invites the community to share the ways you promote equitable instructional practices for all learners, as well as equitably support candidates during authentic, meaningful assessment of their teaching.  We request proposals designed for specific strands (listed below), but we will give special consideration to those that align with the conference theme.  Please know we will also consider submissions on other topics that provide insight into the implementation process and/or the impact of teacher education policy.  Space is limited at the conference, so not every submission will not be accepted, but all proposals will be considered.If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please plan to have the following information ready:

  • Contact Information for all presenters
  • Session Title
  • Strand associated with your session (see strands listed below)
  • 200 word abstract describing the purpose of your session as it relates to your selected strand
  • Brief description of how your session aligns to the conference theme.
  • 1 statement that describe your central idea/question for your session (e.g., “This session will focus on…” or “This session will provide attendees with…)
  • Brief description of how your session will engage attendees beyond passive listening
  • Brief description of resource(s) you will provide to attendees of your session

Accepted presenters will receive more information about their specific time slot; however, you can estimate that you will have 30-40 minutes to present, plus time for Q&A.

Session strand options:

  • Candidate Support & Feedback
  • Program Renewal & Local Evaluation
  • P-12 Partner Engagement & Induction
  • Academic Language
  • Teacher Performance Assessment Policy & Research
  • Other (you will be asked to provide more details)

You will also be asked to indicate if your session focuses on:

  • New or Experienced Implementers of edTPA (or Both)
  • Specific Content Area or Grade Level (e.g., Secondary or Early Childhood)

Please note proposals submitted for the direct or indirect promotion of a product, service, publication, or other commercial resource will be declined. If you are interested in promoting your product or service, we kindly request that you participate as an exhibitor. Please contact SCALE for more information (

Once you have prepared all of the necessary information, submit your proposal here.