Confused about the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)?

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably incredibly confused about the Teacher Performance Assessment. Thankfully, the QCT have created this easy to digest video, laying out what you need to do and when.

The Teaching Performance Assessments (TPA) are being implemented in Queensland initial teacher education courses to assure classroom ready teachers in all Queensland schools and build high standards for the future of the profession and quality student outcomes.

The TPA 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
  • a valid assessment of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) at the graduate level
  • a reliable assessment using moderation processes to ensure consistent scoring by assessors.
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I just wanted to follow this one up on that one with a link to the QCT resources on the TPA. They’ve got some information (including some helpful videos focused on the GTPA) here:

Another point that’s worth making is that the TPA applies nationally to all graduating teachers. Most initial teacher education institutions have implemented the GTPA (graduate teacher performance assessment) but some universities (like QUT) are doing the TPA in other ways.