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edTPA Scores for Wisconsin DPI LBE Candidates

Updates on the Professional and Master Educator License conversion to Lifetime Licenses; the Background Check application

Important Notice

We continue to work with our vendor on the conversions from “Professional Educator” to “Lifetime Educator.” Please note that educators who hold a valid “Professional" or "Master" Educator License with NO statutory stipulations are already considered to have a “Lifetime License,” even though that status is not currently reflected on our website. At this time there is NO ACTION REQUIRED by educators. Once the conversion is completed we will inform license holders and other stakeholders of the update to our system.

Additionally, Act 59 requires DPI to run a background check every five years on every educator who holds a lifetime license. At this point in time, the Lifetime License background check process has not been finalized because we need to get the Lifetime licenses issued. Once the new process is in place, we will notify those educators who need to have a DPI background check this year and provide instructions.

Applicants for Wisconsin licensure through the DPI License Based on Equivalency (LBE) process must complete the edTPA as a component of Part 2 of their LBE application. Passing scores for the LBE process are as follows:

  • For handbooks that have 15 rubrics, the passing score is 39.
  • For the handbook that has 18 rubrics (Elementary Education-Literacy with Math), the passing score is 46.
  • For the handbook that has 13 rubrics (World Language), the passing score is 33.

Please note that these scores are subject to change by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.