State Representative Linda Chapa La Via is a sponsor of HB 6128, rule changes to edTPA.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5, the Illinois House of Representative’s Elementary and Secondary Education: Licensing Oversight Committee will hold a hearing to consider HB 6128.
HB 6128, sponsored by Rep Linda Chapa LaVia and Kelly Burke would move the required evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness (currently the edTPA™) out of student teaching and into the first two years of teaching on a provisional license. If successful, the bill would:
· Remove the burden of the edTPA from student teaching, student teachers, and cooperating teachers.
· Put Illinois candidates on equal footing with out of state candidates who currently are allowed to teach on a provisional license and given up to two years to pass the edTPA™ in their own classrooms
· Compel ISBE to open the discussion about which evidence-based assessment should be adopted in Administrative Rules to satisfy the law in Illinois and when it must be passed.
Please complete an online Witness Slip as a proponent of HB6128 before the hearing begins tomorrow at 9 a.m., which will urge members of the committee to support the bill. Wording of the bill and its summary are currently being amended to more accurately reflect our goals from what’s online. We have attached both the original and revised versions of the bill, as well as a Statement of Explanation for you to review.
Here is the link to the online witness slip for tomorrow’s hearing:
It’s critically important for the House committee members to know you support the bill. Please submit an electronic Witness Slip today and spread the word.
Julie Peters and Larry Sondler
Illinois Coalition for edTPA™ Rule Change