Launching a new measure of preservice teachers’ professional readiness
The Trial of the GTPA was completed successfully in 2017. The Trial included the validation of the instrument, standard setting, moderation, and the setting of the cut-score (minimum acceptable level).
The National Expert Panel, convened by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, has reviewed the GTPA and supporting Trial evidence. The Panel endorses the GTPA as meeting the requirements necessary for satisfying Program Standard 1.2, if implemented as intended. The GTPA is now available for implementation by Australian Higher Education Institutions, consistent with conditions established by ACU Learning Sciences Institute Australia.
In 2018, the GTPA collective will generate new knowledge about the application of standards, judgement, and moderation to inform practice, policy and research.