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 for NYS Program Completers

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

  • Have a college recommendation in TEACH;
  • Have a certificate application in TEACH;
  • 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.

Eligibility for All Other Pathways
To be eligible for a waiver of the edTPA requirement through the MMRP, teacher candidates must

  • Have a certificate application in TEACH;
  • 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;
  • Have met all other requirements for certification (e.g., coursework, workshops, fingerprint clearance);
  • Have submitted official transcripts from all institutions attended.

In order to qualify for the MMRP, applicants MUST have completed all requirements for certification and their only deficiency is the edTPA requirement.


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.

    • Have one letter of recommendation from an institution of higher education faculty member and one letter of recommendation from their Birth-12 cooperating teacher (or other qualified individuals as applicable and as determined by the New York State Education Department). The two recommenders complete the MMRP letter of Recommendation Form Word Document (49KB) and email the completed form to mmrpedtpa@nysed.gov. Applicants would send the MMRP letter of Recommendation Form to the two recommenders.

    • Submit the completed New York State Multiple Measures Review Process (MMRP) application pdf (90KB).

    • Submit sealed, official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Sealed, official transcripts must be mailed from each institution to the Office of Teaching Initiatives. All other documents (letters of recommendation, MMRP application, edTPA score report) must be scanned into PDF format and emailed to mmrpedtpa@nysed.gov.     
  • 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 must submit completed applications prior to the first of the month and will be notified the following month once a decision has been made by the panel.

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.

If the MMRP application is approved, the exam score will not change to a ‘Pass’ on TEACH.

Last Updated: June 20, 2019