Certification

edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process

The New York State edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process (MMRP) is for teacher candidates who do not pass the edTPA, but score within two points of the passing score and can demonstrate that they are prepared to become a teacher of record. A panel of nine members from the P-12 and higher education communities will decide if the teacher candidates who apply for the MMRP should receive a waiver for the edTPA requirement for teacher certification.


Eligibility

To be eligible for a waiver of the edTPA requirement through the MMRP, teacher candidates must: 

  • have an edTPA total score that is one or two points below the passing score effective January 1, 2018 and the status of the exam is “F” in TEACH;
  • have a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 in their program area or its equivalent, as determined by the Commissioner; and
  • have already received satisfactory passing scores on all other certification examinations (or available safety nets) required for the teaching certificate sought and, for those not enrolled or formerly enrolled in a New York State teacher preparation program, also have met all other requirements for certification (e.g., coursework, workshops).

Candidates can apply for the MMRP at any time based on the passing score at the time of their score release date.


Application

  • Teacher candidates apply for the MMRP by completing the following requirements:
    • Have an edTPA status in their TEACH account dated January 1, 2018 or later with a status of “ F ”. Submit a copy of your score report to OTI showing that the score is within two points of the passing score that is in place at the time of the score date.
    • Satisfied the exam requirement for all certification examinations required for the teaching certificate sought other than the edTPA in their TEACH account.

    • Teacher candidates who are not enrolled or were not formerly enrolled in a New York State teacher preparation program must also have all of the other requirements for certification marked as completed in their TEACH account (e.g., coursework, workshops).
  • Application materials sent to the New York State Education Department other than those listed above will not be considered in the review of the application. An application is not considered complete until all materials are received by the Department.

Office of Teaching Initiatives Mailing Address
Office of Teaching Initiatives
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Ave,
Albany, New York 12234


Review of Applications

Teacher candidates who submit completed applications prior to the first of the month will be notified about the panel decision by the 20th of the month. If there are a large number of applications in a given month, completed applications may also be reviewed on the 15th of the month with teacher candidates being notified about the panel decision by the 5th of the following month.

The decision to approve or deny a request to waive the edTPA requirement is final. Teacher candidates can apply for the MMRP only once per score report.

Last Updated: March 12, 2018