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For more than 60 years, educational reform in the United States of America has been driven by four major questions revolving around teacher attributes, effectiveness, knowledge, and outcomes. Today, outcomes for not only students but also for those who teach them have become a focal point. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the World Language edTPA—a performance-based, subject-specific assessment for pre-service teachers in 27 content areas that is now in place in 41 states and the District of Columbia. The authors begin by highlighting educational policy and best practices in teaching languages before providing research-based suggestions regarding the development of a high-quality portfolio by focusing on video recording considerations and the use of the integrated performance assessment.


Author accepted manuscript version of a chapter published in:

Swanson, P., & LeLoup, J. W. (2020). Quality Videos and Integrated Performance Assessments Are Essential. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Modern Educational Technologies, Applications, and Management (pp.124-138). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.