The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education is a major partner in the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC). AACTE coordinates overall project management and communication and provides implementation support to participating institutions of higher education (IHEs) through a social networking platform and online community. Visit Website
The CCSSO is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense and Education Activity and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. The CCSSO envisions a system of learning in which each and every child has access to a quality education that allows them to succeed in school, work and in life. SCALE has partnered with the CCSSO on several projects including the National Quality Assessment Project and the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium. The CCSSO is a national organization able to convene relevant stakeholders within and across states to promote the sort of state and federal policy contexts necessary to support, guide and grow balanced and comprehensive assessments that continuously improve teaching and learning.
Envision Schools is a charter management organization in the Bay Area that runs four Arts and Technology High Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. In partnership with Envision Schools, SCALE contributed to the design and development of their College Success Portfolio System, which has served as the basis for SCALE’s student performance assessment work with other clients. Envision Schools continues to collaborate with SCALE through the Envision Learning Partners to disseminate information about the College Success Portfolio System through presentations and school tours, to develop and modify tools to support adoption of the work by other school organizations, and to conduct research on the work.
Inquiry by Design (John McMillan, Dennie Wolf) works with SCALE on student performance assessment projects in Ohio and New York City. They provide professional development for English language arts teachers on the effective use of performance assessments, scoring the assessments, and using information from scoring formatively to support instructional design. They have also worked with SCALE to design and develop performance outcomes, scoring rubrics, scoring protocols, and performance assessment tasks.
Pearson is also SCALE's operational partner on the New York City Performance Assessment initiative. They provide performance task distribution services as well as support around the large-scale scoring of the performance tasks.
The PACT consortium is comprised of 32 pre-service teacher preparation programs throughout the state of California. Consortium members were key in the development of the PACT Teaching Event and contribute annually with the ongoing improvements of the assessment. UC-Berkeley, UC-Davis, UC-Irvine, UCLA, UC-Riverside, UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Barbara, UC-Santa Cruz; Cal Poly – SLO, CSU-Channel Islands, CSU-Chico, CSU-Dominguez Hills, CSU-Monterey Bay, CSU-Northridge, Humboldt State, Sacramento State; San Diego State; San Francisco State, San Jose State, Sonoma State; Antioch University Santa Barbara, Holy Names University, Mills College, Notre Dame de Namur University, Pepperdine University, St. Mary’s College of California, Stanford, University of the Pacific, University of San Diego, USC; the San Diego City Schools Intern Program; and the High Tech High School Intern Program.
ShowEvidence is working with SCALE as a strategic partner on an innovative solution for designing, performing, and scoring performance assessments. This solution redefines the practice of submitting and rating artifacts by enforcing a rigorous process for gathering evidence and feedback to evaluate skills and competencies and improving practice by recommending learning and development activities. As part of the partnership with SCALE, the company will be refining these tools to support student and teacher assessment and evaluation.
Silicon Valley Math Initiative (David Foster, Linda Fisher) works with SCALE on student performance assessment projects in Ohio and New York City. They provide professional development for mathematics teachers on the effective use of performance assessments, scoring the assessments, and using information from scoring formatively to support instructional design. They have also worked with SCALE to design and develop performance outcomes, scoring rubrics, scoring protocols, and performance assessment tasks.
As of April 2012, 26 participating states comprise the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium. Each state team consists of representatives from state education agencies (SEAs) and the Consortium includes more than 180 teacher preparation institutions. The states include:
California Colorado Delaware District of Columbia Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Indiana Illinois Iowa Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota Missouri
New York North Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Tennessee
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
In addition, Western Governors University (WGU) is participating in the pilot. WGU is an online accredited teacher preparation program in 49 states.
Teachscape is a company that provides solutions, technology, and services for K-12 and higher education organizations, including software solutions and services for schools and online professional development experiences for teachers. They currently have a contract with SCALE to develop and field test a tier II teacher licensing system in Ohio.. They also serve as the management lead for the Measuring Effective Teachers project (funded by the Gates Foundation), of which SCALE is a partner.