The QT 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.
Building Capacity for Quality Teaching in Australian Schools
The current program of research examining Quality Teaching Rounds, Building Capacity forQuality Teaching in Australian Schools (2019-2023),is unlike anything else in Australian educational research. It comprised a comprehensive suite of studies over five years, which included more than 2,000 from 450 schools across a variety of contexts and educational jurisdictions.
The evidence collected to date on the impact of QTR is compelling – demonstrating that QTR improves teaching quality, teacher morale, teacher efficacy, and school culture. Significantly, three studies have now produced robust evidence demonstrating that participation in QTR leads to statistically significant positive effects on student achievement:
in two subjects (maths and reading)
in two stages (Years 3-4 and Years 5-6)
in two states (NSW and QLD)
in two modes (face-to-face and fully online PD) and,
in an independent trial conducted by the University of Queensland.
Check out a summary of the research impact of Building Capacity for Quality Teaching in Australian Schools.
Building Capacity Project: Research Impact 2019-2023
Key research summaries
Over the past two decades, Quality Teaching Rounds 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.