The Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) as a pre-condition for strengthening public confidence in graduating teachers
The GTPA is a robust summative assessment of the teaching competence of preservice teachers. It assesses readiness to enter the classroom and is essential as part of a move to focus attention on the quality and impact of initial teacher education.
The GTPA was the subject of a large-scale Trial in 2017 involving 13 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across 6 states and territories. The instrument was officially validated and endorsed by AITSL’s National Expert Panel in January 2018. Part of the Trial was the complex task of assuring the validity of the instrument and reliability of the scoring rubric.