Teaching performance assessment
A teaching performance assessment (TPA) is a tool used to assess the practical skills and knowledge of Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) against the Graduate Teacher Standards in the final year of their teacher education program. By the time they graduate, all PSTs must successfully complete a TPA that covers the breadth of teaching practices to ensure they are classroom-ready. For their TPA, PSTs will draw on evidence from their own practice while on their final placement to demonstrate their planning (what they want students to learn), teaching (how they will facilitate this learning), assessing and reflecting (how they will know if students have achieved the learning planned).
FedUni PSTs will complete one of two TPAs, depending on the program they are undertaking:
- Undergraduate PSTs will complete the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA). For Information about the GTPA addressed to Pre Service Teachers and other stakeholders, visit www.graduatetpa.com/stakeholders/
Master of Teaching PSTs will complete the Assessment for Graduate Teachers (AfGT). For frequently asked questions about the AfGT, visit https://education.unimelb.edu.au/research/projects/assessment-for-graduate-teaching-afgt