The edTPA is a performance assessment that teacher candidates must pass prior to becoming a certified teacher. Passing the edTPA is one way PESB knows if teacher candidates have been prepared with the skills necessary to serve K-12 students well. In 2017 the edTPA passing score was increased. In 2018-19 data collection moved to the Education Research and Data Center (ERDC). In 2020 PESB began a multiple measures pilot allowing teacher candidates to demonstrate alternative evidence of effective performance.