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Evaluation of the Standards and Professional Learning Project 2003.
  • Elizabeth Kleinhenz, ACER
  • Lawrence Ingvarson, ACER
Launched in 2003, the brief of the ‘Standards and Professional Learning Project’ was: to develop professional teaching standards for full registration, and to support new teachers (who were mostly newly graduated teachers from tertiary teacher education programs) to move from provisional to full registration at the end of their first year of teaching. The role of the ACER team was to assist the VIT Standards and Professional Learning Branch (SPLB) in: Revising and using the interim Standards for Professional Practice; Developing a final set of standards, based on wide consultation on the interim standards; Developing appropriate assessment tasks to gather evidence about graduate teacher knowledge and skill in relation to the standards; Developing procedures to support professional learning and assess teachers’ performance against the interim standards; Ensuring that the tasks and assessments provided an effective vehicle for professional learning and reflection; Developing procedures to gather feedback from mentors, principals and graduate teachers involved in the project; Designing and delivering a training program for mentors and principals as assessors; [and] Designing and implementing procedures for ‘moderating’ graduate portfolios against the standards. In addition to the above, the ACER evaluation team agreed to: Provide regular progress reports to the Standards and Professional Learning Committee; Gather evidence, through case study interviews and a final survey of participants, about the effectiveness of the project in schools; [and] Provide a final report to the Standards and Professional Learning Committee.
Publication Date
April, 2004
Citation Information
Elizabeth Kleinhenz and Lawrence Ingvarson. "Evaluation of the Standards and Professional Learning Project 2003." (2004)
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