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They want to see improvements in assessment results or test scores, increased attendance, fewer discipline problems, or decreased dropout rates. See 1 question about Evaluating Professional Development…. Anneke added it Sep 15, Howard Bannister rated it liked it Apr 28, They must demonstrate that the evidence of effects has been gathered over a significant period of time so that the program can be shown to be sustainable.
Mara Lee rated it it was amazing Jul 15, The Professional Development of Teachers: Because of their general nature, however, these Standards leave a lot of room for interpretation.
Eevelopment, we need to know the effectiveness of elements at each level to judge the true value and worth of any professional development endeavor. We also need to involve multiple stakeholders in the planning process to identify the sources of evidence that they believe provide the best and most valid representation of success.
Formatively, we need to find out at each level what’s been done well and, if not done well, how it can be improved.
If they don’t see such evidence, they quite naturally revert back to the tried and true things they’ve done in the past. Katie Kelly added it Feb 28, Kimberly Tyson rated it really liked it Mar 09, Thursday, Feb 19, Doing ineffective things longer doesn’t make them any better.
Instead, we must ensure that the extended time provided for professional development is structured carefully and used wisely, engaging educators in activities shown to yield improved results. Kelly Pitzen Luedeke added it Sep 28, Nuansahijau marked it as to-read Aug 27, Louise rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Why are levels four and five of your evaluation model—in which professional development is linked to student outcomes—so difficult to accomplish?
Kris added it Nov 19, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This past year, I’ve met with leaders in the U.
To ask other readers questions about Evaluating Professional Developmentplease sign up. I thought this model could be useful for what we do in professional development in education. I believe that certain aspects of the No Child Left Behind Act are motivated by frustration on the part of the federal government in allocating funds to education and not seeing much come from it. Their hope is that this will lead to improved results from various funded programs.
A third level was how it influenced what they did on the job. Mandy rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Kirkpatrick described four levels of evaluation that he found necessary in determining the value and worth of training programs.
The evaluation processes and tools recommended in this book acknowledge that if staff development is to improve student learning, many levels of change are required, each with its own particular evaluation challenges.
I use an adapted version of this weekly. See Figure 1 for the model. I gave feedback when requested and occasionally just because I had an opinion.
Kim Timmerman rated it really liked it Jun 12, Open Preview See a Problem? Melinda marked it as to-read Jul 06, A couple of years ago, Developmentt identified thirteen lists of characteristics of effective professional development that had been assembled by different professional organizations and research groups.
Lists with This Book. Certainly something I will be referring to throughout the coming year.