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California Educator Credentialing Examinations

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COVID-19: Information for Commission Stakeholders

With many educator preparation programs (EPPs) and TK–12 school districts impacted by COVID-19, the Commission has established a COVID-19: Information for Commission Stakeholders opens in a new window webpage to keep preparation programs, credential holders, credential candidates, and the general public informed on the latest updates regarding COVID-19, including the following guidance documents specifically addressing the California performance assessments:

Guidance for Candidates Impacted by School Closures

In accordance with Commission COVID-19 guidelines, Pearson has implemented the following accommodations to support candidates in need of extra time for successfully preparing and submitting evidence to the Pearson ePortfolio System.

Registration Extension Available to Candidates

CalTPA and CalAPA candidates have 12 months to prepare and submit a finalized cycle from the date of each cycle registration, for both initial submissions and retakes. To provide additional support to candidates impacted by COVID-19, on April 6, 2020, all registrations will be extended to expire on December 5, 2021. The extension will apply to open CalTPA and CalAPA registrations (e.g., initial submissions and retakes) without the need for candidates to contact Pearson. Programs may encourage their candidates to submit their cycles during a future submission window.

Additional Submission Date Added to the 2019–2020 Submission and Reporting Schedules

An additional submission date has been added to the CalTPA and CalAPA 2019–2020 submission and reporting schedules to support candidates impacted by school closures due to COVID-19.

  • Submit by July 2, 2020, to receive scores on July 23, 2020

CalTPA and CalAPA candidates should utilize the current 2019–2020 Performance Assessment Guides for the remaining submission dates in the 2019–2020 submission and reporting schedule.

The submission and reporting schedules for the CalTPA and CalAPA 2020–2021 operational administrations will be available soon.