To TERI Partner Network Colleagues--from the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC):
"A recent New York Times column positioned the Teacher Performance Assessment as motivated or inspired by the commercial interests of one of the major test publishers. TPAC partner organizations American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and Stanford regard the TPA quite differently, viewing it as the result of hard collaborative work to create an essential tool using professional consensus." For more perspective, please review another TPA related article, entitled "Getting a teaching license may soon include a new test - can hopefuls handle a classroom?" appeared yesterday in the Hechinger Report, and was also posted on MinnPost.