Teaching Performance Assessments

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.

The QCT has partnered with its key stakeholders to develop resources to support implementation of the TPA reform in schools.

This new reform responds to the 2014 TEMAG Report and findings in the 2018 Report of the Review to Achieve Education Excellence to improve the classroom readiness of graduate teachers. If you have any questions about the TPA reform please contact the QCT at ProfessionalStandards@qct.edu.au.

2019 Classroom video resources

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. The GTPA is being implemented in ITE programs in the following Queensland institutions: Australian Catholic University, Christian Heritage College, CQUniversity, Griffith University, James Cook University, Southern Cross University, The University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland and University of the Sunshine Coast.

TPA - full animation

(3 mins 53 secs)

Classroom experience and TPA - short animation

(37 secs)


Slide presentation for supervising teachers


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