You will need to have a simple, clean way to organize your edTPA® assessment files on your computer .  A great way to do this is to organize your materials in folders.  

Here’s how:

  • Create a top level folder. It could be titled something like, “edTPA – My folder”. 
  • Inside that top level folder, make additional folders for each of the tasks for the edTPA® assessment.  (Those using the Elementary Education Handbook will have 4 additional folders inside the top level folder. All other areas will have 3.)
  • After assembling all your folders, copy the current template files for the edTPA® assessment and put them in the correct folders.  As you work, make sure to keep all files in their correct folder.
  • Back up this folder to a flash drive and to your Cloud account.

Also, with anything you do, follow the directions in the Evidence Chart in your Handbook EXACTLY.