Guidance for Candidates Impacted by School Closures

For educator preparation programs (preparation programs) and TK–12 school districts that continue to be impacted by COVID-19, the following guidance is provided to preparation programs and credential candidates in need of options for successfully preparing and submitting their CalTPA or CalAPA cycles.

COVID-19: Information for Commission Stakeholders

The Commission has established a COVID-19: Commission Action Related to COVID-19 opens in a new window webpage to keep preparation programs, credential holders, credential candidates, and the public informed on the latest updates regarding COVID-19. This resource includes guidance documents specifically addressing the California performance assessments.

Completing the CalTPA or CalAPA in an Online or Hybrid Setting

The Commission has determined that candidates may complete the CalTPA or CalAPA in online or hybrid settings provided they continue to meet all the requirements specified in the performance assessment guides. This includes the ability to obtain sufficient video evidence to support their submissions. Preparation programs must work with candidates to determine the suitability of the online or hybrid settings and continue to provide adequate support and supervision. For more information, please see Guidelines for Completing the CalAPA in an Online Setting and Guidelines for Completing the CalTPA in an Online or Hybrid Setting.