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CWU LiveText Instructions for Submitting the edTPA (WA)

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What are the Pearson ePortfolio system requirements?

Windows users:

  • Windows XP or later
  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Browser: IE 8 or later, Firefox 4 or later (Google Chrome users may experience known browser issues)
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 or higher, available free of charge
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.3 or later, available free of charge (If you are unable to update to version 10.1.3, you may use version 9.5 as an alternative. Version 10.1.2 may cause unresolved errors when attempting to view embedded documents on the edTPA field test website.)
  • Microsoft Word 1997–2003 or later, or OpenOffice 3

Mac users:

  • OS X v10.6 or later
  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Browser: Safari 5 or later (Google Chrome and Firefox users may experience known browser issues)
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 or higher, available free of charge
  • Adobe Reader 10.1.3 or later, available free of charge (If you are unable to update to version 10.1.3, you may use version 9.5 as an alternative. Version 10.1.2 may cause unresolved errors when attempting to view embedded documents on the edTPA field test website.)
  • Microsoft Word 1997–2003 or later, or OpenOffice 3

See the edTPA_PearsonFAQ.pdf document or go to the edTPA FAQ for other information regarding Pearson’s requirements.

There are 5 phases to the submission of your edTPA (WA) to Pearson

  • Phase 1 – Verifying files are ready for uploading
  • Phase 2 – Uploading and attaching files to the LiveText assignment (LiveText)
  • Phase 3 – Sending your work to edTPA at Pearson (LiveText)
  • Phase 4 – Reviewing and marking all parts Ready to Submit (Pearson edTPA)
  • Phase 5 – Submitting your Portfolio for Scoring (Pearson edTPA)

Phase 1 - Verify your files are ready to upload and attach.

  1. Compress your video(s) to 256 kbps.
  2. Check that your file sizes are no more than 500 MB for any one file (Pearson restriction) and a total of 900 MB (transfer to Pearson restriction) for all files.

Phase 2 - Upload and/or Attach files to the assignment. (LiveText)

  1. On your Dashboard, scroll to the EFC 480 Student Teaching assignments.
     
  2. Find the Content Area Assignment for your WA TPA Handbook (i.e. Elementary Literacy) and click the appropriate red Begin Assignment button.


     
  3. Click on the Attach Files button under Step 2 of 3.


     
  4. If files have not been previously uploaded:
    (for files previously uploaded to File Manager skip to step 8)
    In the Attach Files window click on the Upload New File.
     
  5. Using your Evidence Chart as a checklist, Browse for the files to be attached.


     
  6. On the File Upload screen click on a File Name and then Open. Repeat for all files.


     
  7. Once all Files have been Uploaded, click the green Attach Selected Files button.


     
  8. If files were uploaded through File Manager:
    In the Attach Files window click on Previous Files and select the label for your edTPA documents from the drop-down menu.


     
  9. Select All Files on a page and click on Attach Selected Files.
     
  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for each page of files.



Phase 3 – Send your work to edTPA. (LiveText)

  1. Click on the red Send your work to edTPA (a copy will be sent to your instructor) button.


     
  2. Pin the appropriate document to each Task and Part by selecting it from the dropdown menu.


     
  3. Read ‘Send to edTPA’ Terms of Service.
     
  4. Check acknowledgement of ‘Send to edTPA’ Terms of Service.
     
  5. Enter 16-digit Authorization Key.
     
  6. Click green Send to edTPA button.


     
  7. After you receive your email confirming receipt by Pearson of your edTPA, login to your edTPA to finish submitting for scoring. It can take anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple days for this email. You can also login to your edTPA account to see if Pearson has associated your documents with your account. Forward this email to SHarris@cwu.edu.  

    If you have not received a confirmation email and your files are not in your edTPA account after 48 hours, contact edTPA Support. Their contact information and hours are at www.edtpa.com/Contacts.

Phase 4 – Review and mark all parts Ready to Submit. (Pearson edTPA)

  1. At www.edtpa.com login to your edTPA account.
     
  2. Select your portfolio for your edTPA submission.
     
  3. Review the File Names associated with each Task and Part.
     
  4. Mark all parts of your portfolio Ready to Submit.

Phase 5 – Submit your Portfolio for Scoring

  1. Click the Submit Portfolio for Scoring button.
     
  2. If not all parts have a status of Ready to Submit the Submit Portfolio for Scoring button will be inactive.


     
  3. Follow the prompts for:

    a. Submission Validation
    b. Submission Agreement
    c. Final Submission Agreement








     

There are additional help pages written by the staff at LiveText available online at https://c1.livetext.com/doc/7626235/, Guidance for Send to edTPA (Pearson): LiveText Latest Help and Tips.

If you need further assistance, feel free to stop by the CWU LiveText Help Desk in Black Hall 231, give us a call at 509-963-1671, email us at LiveText@cwu.edu , or visit our resource pages at http://www.cwu.edu/livetext.

Forward the email messages you receive in Phase 3, Step 7 AND the email you receive after Phase 5, Step 3 to Stephanie Harris at SHarris@cwu.edu.