Successful completion of a Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) is required for all graduates from Queensland initial teacher education programs to ensure classroom ready teachers in all Queensland schools and high standards for the future of the profession and quality student outcomes.
is completed using student data and evidence of classroom practice collected during the final year professional experience
has a sustained focus on the teaching and learning cycle - plan, teach, assess, reflect
uses data and evidence to show impact and differentiation of teaching for three focus students
is a valid assessment of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) at the graduate level
is a reliable assessment using moderation processes to ensure consistent scoring by assessors.
Queensland initial teacher education providers are currently implementing the following TPA’s:
Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA): Australian Catholic University, Christian Heritage College, Central Queensland University, Griffith University, James Cook University, Southern Cross University, The University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland
Quality Teaching Performance Assessment (QTPA): Queensland University of Technology and University of the Sunshine Coast.
The QCT has partnered with its key stakeholders to develop resources to support implementation of the TPA reform in schools.
A QCT playlist of video resources has been developed in partnership with the Institute of Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE) and initial teacher education (ITE) providers to share the experiences of implementing the TPA, the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) in schools.