An Initiative to Lift the Status of the Teaching Profession
The Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) is an integrated competence assessment that connects the academic program with the professional experience. It requires preservice teachers to connect research, theory and practice. The GTPA is a single, authentic assessment undertaken for summative purposes in a final-year professional experience placement. Through examining five core practices of planning, teaching, assessing, reflecting and appraising, it provides large-scale evidence of preservice teachers’ competence for classroom practice and ability to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate level
The GTPA is a research-informed teaching performance assessment designed to:
The GTPA was endorsed by AITSL in January, 2018 and is now available for implementation in Australian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
To date, fourteen HEIs across six Australian states and territories have joined together as a Collective to implement the GTPA in initial teacher education programs.
The GTPA sits within a significant longitudinal project titled, ‘The Standards and Moderation Project’. The Project is separate from the GTPA. Its primary aim is to work in partnership with HEIs in the development of a longitudinal evidence-base that can be used to inform the evaluation and improvement of initial teacher education programs.