Current Student Resources


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Program Handbooks

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edTPA Resources

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Academic Language Resources

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edTPA Handbooks

Note: If the edTPA Handbook for your level/area is not posted here, please send an email to and explain which handbook you need to access.

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edTPA Commentary Templates

Elementary Education 

Note: If the edTPA Template for your level/area is not posted here, please send an email to and explain which template you need to access.

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SCALE Evaluation Rubrics

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Understanding Rubric Level Progressions

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Video Release Forms

Please review the permission letter and add the specific information about you and your teaching placement. Then, for the edTPA coordinator, please insert Dr. Kalnin’s information:  Dr. Julie Kalnin, 503-943-7886.

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Lesson Plan Outlines

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Unit Plan Templates & Forms

  1. Classroom and School Context
  2. Fall Unit Overview Template; Spring Unit Overview Template
  3. UP Lesson Plan Outline; UP Lesson Plan Outline (with Checking for Understanding)
  4. Rationale for Planning Decisions Prompts
  5. Analysis of Instruction
  6. Formative Assessment
  7. Unit Pre/Post Assessment Form & Unit Pre/Post Discussion Form (pdf)
  8. Unit Summary Reflection 

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Unit Plan Resources

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Unit Assessment Reporting Templates

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CPAST Documents

Candidates: Please note that the CPAST documents below cannot be shared with any individuals outside of the University of Portland School of Education!  They are provided for your reference only.

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PACE MAT & MEd General Endorsement Practicum Work Sample

(Completed Fall of Year 1 as a performance assessment)

Overview of the General Endorsement Practicum Work Sample (pdf)

1 – Classroom and School Context Prompts

2 – Unit Overview Template

3 – General Endorsement Lesson Plan Outline

4 – Planning Decisions Prompts

5 – Lesson Reflection Template

6 – Unit Pre/Post-Assessment Form

7 – Unit Summary Reflection Prompts

Rubric for Evaluation of the Endorsement Work Sample (forthcoming)

Evaluation of the Work Sample Form (forthcoming; pdf)

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Taskstream Help Sheets