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Author shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Journal from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, expenses (including attorneys fees and expert costs, penalties, fees, if any arising from enforcement of this Agreement and/or related to claims of infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights allegedly contained in the Article , or resulting from a claim of defamation, obscenity, or invasion of privacy based upon or arising out of the publication of the Article or any other breach of warranty as set forth in No. 1.</p> (Kristin Villanueva) (Savannah Lake) Thu, 12 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 Table of Contents Scott Holcomb; Kristin Villanueva Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research Thu, 12 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Preparing Candidates for edTPA Task 3: The Experience of One Educator Preparation Program <p>Analyzing classroom assessment data is a common practice for teachers; making it vital that preservice teachers learn this skill. Educator preparation programs (EPP), however, often lack formal opportunities for teacher candidates to become data and assessment literate (Mandinach &amp; Gummer, 2016; Xu &amp; Brown, 2016). This study examined how one EPP worked to close this skills gap for candidates by creating a culture around assessment literacy, requiring assessment coursework, and assigning projects aimed at preparing candidates for edTPA Task 3. Three distinct datasets were used to examine the research questions across time. Findings showed that the efforts of the EPP towards these goals garnered student success in improving assessment literacy through a required assessment course and high pass rates for edTPA Task 3: Assessment. </p> Jennifer Richardson McGee, Susan Colby, Hannah Reeder Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research Thu, 12 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Traumatic Stress Responses in North Carolina K-12 Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic <p>As K-12 educators were called to transition schools online amidst the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, they were expected not only to support students in significantly different contexts, but also to manage their own personal reactions in an environment of fear and potential threat to health and safety. While emerging research has sought to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the K-12 landscape, most studies focus on issues impacting academic performance and well-being of students. In this paper, the author sought to explore the extent to which educators in North Carolina self-reported trauma exposure responses as well as the impact their roles had on the degree to which they experienced these responses. Results indicated concerning levels of trauma responses among educators, as well as a significantly higher rate of trauma response for teachers and staff as compared to administrators. Implications for further research, policy, and practice are discussed.</p> Jason Lynch Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000