Don’t Ignore Conjunctions!

When you read the edTPA® Handbook and the rubrics, pay VERY close attention to conjunctions.  A few things to keep in mind:

  • If a prompt says “AND” then you need to do BOTH things. 
  • If it says “OR”, then you do one OR the other. 
  • If it says “AND/OR” you have the choice. 

As you read, highlight the conjunctions . This will help ensure you always provide all the information required.

Hint: There are LOTS of “AND”s in the handbooks!