TPAs contribute to graduates of ITE programs having a consistently high level of classroom readiness
1. Benchmarking of TPAs indicates a high degree of consistency in assessment of pre-service teachers against the Graduate Teacher Standards
In mid-2018, Education Council agreed that, following implementation, it will be critical to understand how consistently all TPAs are assessing the Graduate Teacher Standards.
A methodology has been developed to investigate if the passing standard between different TPAs is comparable. This activity will commence in 2021 with TPAs that have been endorsed by the EAG.
2. Perceptions of classroom readiness by ITE graduates and teacher employers
The recently published 2019 ITE Data Report (which shows figures from 2017 ITE students) brings together data from sources such as the Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) and Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) to give an indication of the current perceptions of the readiness of ITE graduates and employers.
Figures reported in the 2019 ITE Data Report show that a higher proportion of ITE graduates indicated their qualification prepared them for employment (undergraduate: 86%; postgraduate: 81%) in comparison to graduates from all higher education programs (ITE Data Report 2019, p. III).
These figures are similar to the perceptions of 2016 ITE graduates when 85% of undergraduates and 81% of postgraduates indicated that their qualification prepared them for the classroom (AITSL ITE Data Report 2018, p. XV).
Graduate perceptions of employment readiness, 2017
(Source: 2019 ITE Data Report, p. 85)
For undergraduates, the 2019 ITE Data Report also showed that, in 2017, 87% of ITE graduate employers were satisfied with the graduate’s performance, compared to 84% of employers of recent graduates from all higher education undergraduate programs (p. 100). The figures were similar for postgraduate programs, with 86% of employers satisfied with the graduate's performance as compared to 82% of recent graduates from all higher education undergraduate programs (p. 100).
These figures are similar to the 2016 data reported in the 2018 ITE Data Report, which indicated that employers were satisfied with 89% of undergraduates and 85% of postgraduates (p. 102).
Overall employer satisfaction with graduates, 2017
(Source: 2019 ITE Data Report, p. 100)
When we will know more?
Progress will be reported as data becomes available.