The GTPA generates large-scale evidence of beginning teacher quality to inform policy, practice and research.
The GTPA responds to calls for Australian teacher preparation programs to demonstrate that graduate teachers can apply teaching practices that positively impact on their students’ learning.
As an authentic, research-led teacher performance assessment, the GTPA aligns with the Graduate Teacher Standards and with existing state-based practices and partnerships between universities, teacher employers and other education stakeholders.
The GTPA is an authentic assessment in the way its core focus is on:
The GTPA implementation sits within a significant longitudinal Standards and Moderation Project that will focus on developing a large-scale data collection and analysis to provide a strong evidence-base for the ongoing evaluation and improvement of ITE programs nationally.
Fourteen HEIs across six Australian states and territories have joined together as a Collective to implement the GTPA in ITE programs. These Institutions have selected a range of ITE courses in which preservice teachers will undertake the GTPA during a final-year professional experience placement.