As the challenges of teacher vacancies and students’ unfinished learning come into focus, it has never been more important for new teachers to receive high-quality preparation to stay and thrive in the profession. Every year, 25,000 new teachers enter Texas classrooms, too often without the coaching and support they want and their students need.

One strategy endorsed by state leaders is to replace the current Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities exam (PPR) with edTPA, a performance-based licensure assessment that better evaluates and develops the knowledge and skills needed for first-year teachers to be successful.

Get more informed and hear from a panel of Texas teachers about an important upcoming policy decision to adopt edTPA to ensure teacher candidates receive the feedback and coaching they deserve from those preparing them. Learn more about the policymaking process and how to take timely action in the coming weeks.