The Quality Teaching Academy invests all proceeds directly into research. Our professional development isn’t just “evidence-informed” or “based on research” – it has been subjected to rigorous evaluation in large-scale studies in schools. This enables us to support teachers in lifting student achievement and address the evolving needs of Australian education.
The current program of research examining Quality Teaching Rounds, Building Capacity forQuality Teaching in Australian Schools,is unlike anything else in Australian educational research. It comprises a comprehensive suite of studies over five years, including four large-scale randomised controlled trials and multiple case studies across school contexts and jurisdictions.
Key research findings
Over the past two decades, Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR) has been rigorously evaluated through multiple studies. This extensive educational research has demonstrated that QTR is a powerful approach to teacher professional development with significant impact on:
Quality Teaching Rounds has led to increased student learning outcomes by 25% in mathematics. This is equivalent to two months additional learning over the eight-month intervention period.