This policy applies to students enrolled in programs leading to educator certification/licensure in the following states who are submitting the edTPA: Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Tennessee.
During official scoring by Pearson, portions of a certification/licensure candidate's submitted edTPA materials are screened for originality by official scorers and detection software. Portfolios are identified for administrative review if screening indicates a match of identical or similar language with other sources. At the conclusion of the administrative-review process, if the reviewers are unable to confirm the originality of any part of the submission, all scores related to the portfolio under review will be voided, and the candidate will be ineligible for a refund of assessment fees.*
If edTPA scores are voided as a final determination of the administrative-review process, the candidate, the state agency, and Relay will be advised of the score void via email. Candidates will be required to meet with their advisor to confirm or contest within 15 business days of receiving notification of their score void from Pearson. Their advisor will take their case to the senior director of certification/licensure preparation, who will have the final decision on whether their case warrants the terms outlined in Relay’s academic honesty and collaboration policy.