Journal article

Collaboratively Designing a National, Mandated Teaching Performance Assessment in a Multi-university Consortium: Leadership, Dispositions and Tensions

Amanda McGraw, Ron Keamy, Jeana Kriewaldt, Robyn Brandenburg, Rebecca Walker, Nadine Crane

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION | EDITH COWAN UNIV | Published : 2021

Abstract

It is a requirement for pre-service students in Initial Teacher Education programs in Australia to successfully complete a teaching performance assessment (TPA) before they graduate. This follows similar requirements in other international contexts, particularly the United States, where standard-based assessment is also a focus. As members of the design team of a TPA, which was affirmed by a nationally appointed Expert Advisory Group in Australia, we examine the social processes contributing to the development of a high-stakes assessment task. Significant challenges emerged through the nature of the task and the responsibility developers had for ensuring validity and fairness, but also becau..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the seed funding from the Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership (AITSL) in the first year of the project (2017) and the significant and ongoing financial support provided by the member institutions of the AfGT Consortium. The authors also thank the members of the AfGT Consortium for the enthusiastic and collaborative work in developing the Assessment for Graduate Teaching.