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And appropriate implementation is a prerequisite to seeing improvements in student learning.

Organization Support and Change”; 7 “Level 4: Examining programs more closely, I found that things were done right from a training perspective, but educators were then provessional back to organizations that did developmetn support them in what we asked them to do. A lot of valuable research does not meet the criteria of randomized designs, but can provide us with good, important evidence. I conducted a study in which groups of educators were asked to rank order 15 different indicators of student learning in terms of which they believed provided the most valid evidence.

So, in planning professional development, we must evaluaring some mechanism whereby those responsible for implementation can gain evidence of success from their students rather quickly—within the first month of implementation.

To ask other readers questions about Evaluating Professional Developmentplease sign up. Their hope is that this will lead to improved results from various funded programs.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This past year, I’ve gkskey with leaders in the U. Third, many educators are now finding how useful it can be to reverse these five levels in professional development planning. Laura Bryan rated it liked it Feb 02, And if this is the case, funding may be withdrawn.


Evaluating Professional Development

Kirkpatrick described four levels of evaluation that he found necessary in determining the value and worth of training programs.

John Taylor rated it liked it Aug 22, Nuansahijau marked it as to-read Aug 27, Vivacity is currently reading it Sep 21, I recently discovered, for example, that not all stakeholders in professional development trust the same evidence. John Harris rated it really liked it Nov 19, Mary-Jo is currently reading it Apr 02, Lists with This Book. When I compared administrators’ and teachers’ rankings, I found they were almost exactly reversed! Administrators rated national and state tests highly, while teachers trusted their own, more immediate sources of evidence.

Russel marked it as to-read Feb 11, Trivia About Evaluating Profes Jennifer Brokofsky rated it really liked it Sep 26, What do you hope people take away from your model?

Evaluating Professional Development, according to Guskey ()

To obtain proof—by which I mean to show that professional development uniquely and alone leads to improvements in student learning—is very difficult. Summatively, we need to know the effectiveness of elements at each level to judge the true value and worth of any professional development endeavor.

Some lists were based on the concurrence opinions among researchers, others used teacher self-reports, and only a few looked at impact on student learning. Refresh and try again. The primary reason is that getting information at those levels must be delayed. Planning more carefully and more intentionally not only makes evaluation easier, it also leads to much more effective professional development.


Mara Lee rated it it was amazing Jul 15, Researchers have shown, however, that simply adding more time for job-embedded activities is insufficient. Seyyed Bagher added it Jan 13, Guskey describes the process for “working backwards” from Level 5 “the student learning outcomes that you want to achieve” and through each successive level to “what set of experiences will enable participants to acquire the needed knowledge and skills Level 1.

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Martha Profesdional added it Sep 02, In particular, they want people, within proposals, to outline specifically how they will gather evidence at each of the five levels in develooment evaluation model. Louise rated it it was amazing Jan 07, As we applied the model, however, we found that professional development efforts still were not yielding positive results—but nothing in the model explained why.

Marc marked it as to-read Jul 02, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The information is good and the techniques and tools described will be helpful. Anneke added it Sep 15, Contains approximately references. Hossam El-Mogazi marked it as to-read Dec 07, Why are levels four and five of your evaluation model—in which professional development is linked to student outcomes—so difficult to accomplish? Things broke down at the organization level.

Because of their general nature, however, these Standards leave a lot of room for interpretation.