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Education Program Assessment (TEPA): Assessing Innovation and Quality Design
in Science and Mathematics Teacher Preparation, v6.28.13.
The Teacher Education Program Assessment
(formerly knows as the Analytic Framework
) was developed with significant input and critique by noted research scholars and education leaders from across the nation. It is designed to a be a shared tool that enables P–20 educators, teacher educators, content specialists, researchers, campus leaders, and policymakers to carefully assess the design of science and mathematics teacher preparation and inservice professional development programs. TEPA
will enable users to understand the rationale behind and evaluate the strength of various program components, and to compare programs and specific program features within and across states – and thereby learn from one another and motivate program improvements. As it continues to evolve and as the evidence of success for program strategies is collected and shared, the TEPA
may become a normative tool for identifying leading or promising practices in teacher preparation and development.