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LiveText, edTPA and Dispositions

Teacher Preparation and Advising Office

What is LiveText?

LiveText is an electronic data system. Students will be required to use LiveText to submit assessments and other assignments to their instructors. Instructors can view, assess, and give feedback on assignments to students using LiveText.

In 2011 the College of Education opted to join the TPAC (Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium), which is a national student teacher assessment project. To participate in this project, student assessments must be submitted to scorers located across the country. LiveText provides a platform for the submission and scoring of these Teacher Performance Assessments.

For more information, please select:

LiveText for Students

LiveText for Faculty


What is edTPA?

edTPA™, formerly the Teacher Performance Assessment, was designed by teachers and teacher educators to support
candidate learning and provide data that support preparation program growth and renewal. Aligned with Common Core
State Standards and InTASC Standards, edTPA assesses teaching behaviors that focus on student learning. edTPA can be
integrated with other teacher candidate assessments such as clinical evaluations, GPA, and content knowledge
examinations to inform program completion decisions or as a metric for licensure. edTPA is a summative capstone
assessment to evaluate readiness to teach. It is also a source of evidence for program review, teacher licensure and/or
state and national accreditation. Except from Using edTPA document, below.*

For edTPA completion resources and submission instructions, visit the edTPA page.


What is the Dispositions Assessment?

UW College of Education undergraduate and graduate programs that lead to teacher licensure include assessment of teacher candidate's professional behaviors and dispositions. The Professional Behaviors and Dispositions assessment is completed by UW College of Education instructors and mentor teachers in specified courses throughout the programs, but can be completed at the discretion of any instructor. These completed assessments are shared with teacher candidates via LiveText. Any UW teacher candidate receiving 1 or 2 ratings of “fails to meet expectations” on the Professional Behaviors and Dispositions assessment will receive an advisory letter from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. Any UW teacher candidate receiving 3 or more ratings of “fails to meet expectations” on the Professional Behaviors and Dispositions assessment, either within one course or across multiple courses or semesters, is required to complete a Professional Dispositions Improvement Plan in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. Teacher candidates with 3 or more "fails to meet expectations" ratings must successfully complete a required Professional Dispositions Improvement Plan to be allowed to continue in any UW College of Education program that leads to teacher licensure. Note that the Professional Behaviors and Dispositions assessment is not connected to a course grade, but does notify the teacher candidate that there is a pattern of behavior that should be reflected upon and adjusted.

Contact Us

Teacher Preparation and Advising Office

Dept. 3374

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2230

Fax: (307) 766-2018


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