EPiC's unique scoring system improves the reliability of scoring with key evidence indicators
The EPiC™ Key Assessment is a two-part performance assessment that measures crucial competencies of the daily instructional cycle including differentiated lesson planning, delivering engaging classroom instruction, assessing student progress, and analyzing progress data to plan for future learning.
The assessment is aligned to the In-TASC Standards, CAEP Standards, the Danielson Framework for Teaching, the Georgia TAPS standards, and the LoTi Framework.
About the Assessment
In Part A: Planning & Instruction, teacher candidates plan consecutive standards-aligned lessons for diverse students, video themselves teaching the lessons, critically analyze their teaching proficiency, and make suggestions for improvement.
In Part B: Assessment & Analysis, candidates create an assessment and corresponding scoring rubric, deliver the assessment, score the responses, critically analyze the results, and develop a data-driven plan for follow-up instruction.
Validity & Reliability
Consistent Feedback Ensures Success
The EPiC™ Key Assessment has undergone rigorous statistical scrutiny using conventional practices of validity and reliability testing that included content & construct validity and internal consistency & inter-rater reliability, respectively, with in-house instructional supervisors participating in the rating process.
Validation study results confirmed that the content of the EPiC™ Key Assessment reliably measures the teacher candidate performance ratings from independent observers exposed to a common set of evidence-based look-fors. The current findings also support the clinical utility of the EPiC™ Key Assessment protocol to provide uniform and consistent feedback to teacher candidates.
About the EPiC Consortium
Consortium members from the educator preparation provider Okefenokee RESA in Waycross, GA, include Rhonda Gatewood
Consortium members from the educator preparation provider Northwest Georgia RESA in Rome, GA, include Sherry Bandy
Northwest Georgia RESA
Consortium members from the educator preparation provider Metropolitan RESA in Smyrna, GA, include Dr. Mary Moseley, Kristi Kee, and Sheree Altmann
Consortium members with former educator preparation provider experience participating as independent consultants include Kelly Christopher
Consortium members from the education research and consulting firm LoTi Connection in San Diego, CA, include Dr. Christopher Moersch and Dennee Saunders