New Bill Pushes for Fewer Tests to Become Teacher in Illinois

Illinois lawmakers are pushing to decrease the number of tests required to become a teacher.

A new bill is aimed at decreasing testing requirements and increasing the number of teachers in the state.

The bill would get rid of teacher performance assessments called edTPA’s [[ ed-tee-pee-ay ]].

Representative Sue Scherer says she’s continued to reintroduce the bill because superintendents keep reaching out to say they are struggling to hire new teachers saying that assessments can be a roadblock.

The edTPA is one of several ways potential educators are evaluated.