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After an introduction that examines why professional development and evaluation are so important, there are nine chapters: They must ensure that research comes from reliable sources, specifically peer-reviewed journals. The five levels of evaluation breakdown dveelopment particularly helpful – level one – participant reaction, level two – participant learning, level three – organizational support and change, level four – use of knowledge and skills and level five – student learning.
A related challenge concerns the nature of that evidence, especially its credibility and its timing.
Planning more carefully and more intentionally not only makes evaluation easier, it also leads to much more effective professional development. But when teachers are experimenting with new approaches to instruction or a new curriculum, they need to gain evidence rapidly to show that it’s making a difference.
Because of their general nature, however, these Standards leave a lot of room for interpretation.
John Taylor rated it liked it Aug 22, It requires a level of experimental rigor that is hard and often impossible to attain in practical school settings.
In other words, the first thing people need to do when they plan professional development is to specify what impact they want to have on student learning. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
What do you hope people take away from your model? 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 evaluatinv come from it. 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.
Each level provides different types of information that can be used in both formative and summative ways. Contains approximately references. I would occasionally notice barriers to my learning within organization or supports for my learning in the organization but they were not my main concern.
Instead, we need to consider devvelopment indicators.
These Standards represent an attempt to give people in the field some guidelines for their work and some criteria by which to judge the effectiveness of their efforts.
Kim Timmerman rated it really liked it Jun 12, But information on levels three, four, and five cannot be gathered at that time. Aug 26, Devflopment rated it it was amazing.
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Practice and Theory Philip Adey Limited preview – Mat rated it really liked it Nov 22, Jay Salikin is currently reading it Sep 29, Historically, professional development leaders haven’t done a very good job of providing any such evidence.
Louise rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Seyyed Bagher added it Jan 13, I thought this model could be useful for what we do in professional development in education. Martha Bogart added it Sep 02, Katie Kelly added it Feb 28, My conclusion was that we may not have a true consensus on what makes professional development effective, and that moving toward one may be more complicated than most people think.
Marc marked it as to-read Jul 02, Kirkpatrick described four levels of evaluation that he found necessary in determining the value and worth of training programs.
But most policymakers, legislators, and school leaders are not asking for ironclad proof.
Evaluating Professional Development
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In particular, they want people, within proposals, to outline specifically how they will gather evidence at each of the five levels in the evaluation model.
Developmdnt Lee rated it it was amazing Jul 15, Howard Bannister rated it liked it Apr 28, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Johndel Asong marked it as to-read Jan 18, And a fourth level considered how the training affected their professiona.
See Figure 1 for the model. And if this is the case, funding may be withdrawn.