California Teaching Performance Assessment (CalTPA)

Every teacher candidate needs to complete ONE CalTPA- either the general education CalTPA (e.g., Multiple Subjects, Single Subjects), CalTPA World Languages, or the MMSN Education Specialist CalTPA Assessment.

CalTPA Information Sessions & Support

Introduction to the CalTPA assessments will happen in a variety of ways each semester both within the Department of Learning & Teaching and through notification of external support opportunities (e.g., through the CA CTC or other university networks).

Dr. Amanda Roth ( is the CalTPA Coordinator for DLT. Please reach out to her if you have any questions or support needs.

CalTPA Workshops

  • Friday, February 17, 2023, Noon-3:30 MRH 127
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Noon-3:30 MRH 127
  • Thursday, March 9, 2023, Noon-3:30 MRH 127
  • Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:00am-3:30 Room TBA

CTC Office Hours

Audience Day Time Meeting Link
CalTPA Candidates Every Wednesday 4:15-5:00 pm Zoom


DLT CalTPA Video Consent Forms

Teacher candidates must have permission forms from all students who appear in their recordings. These permission forms must be kept by the candidate and are not turned into the University. If a student does not return a form, they must not be excluded from the lesson; however, those students without permission to be in the recording must be sat outside of the video recording viewable area.

Below are templates you may use for your video recording permission forms:


The CalTPA assessments consist of two instructional cycles:

  • Instructional Cycle 1: Learning About Students and Planning Instruction
  • Instructional Cycle 2: Assessment-Driven Instruction
Passing Score
Policies and Rules

*Translations are NOT required for the following:

  • concurrent Bilingual Authorization candidates who are in a placement where a language other than English is exclusively used for instruction, or who are in a placement where both English and another language are used for instruction
    NOTE: Analysis and reflection narratives must be primarily in English
  • candidates registered for the World Languages assessment

For all other candidates who are not in a Bilingual Authorization placement, any evidence in a language other than English must be accompanied by a translation.