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Evaluating Professional Development

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This is a practical guide to evaluating professional development programs at five increasing levels of sophistication: participants' reaction to professional development; how much participants learned; evaluating organizational support and change; how participants use their new knowledge and skills; and improvements in student learning.
Published November 18th 1999 by Corwin Publishers
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Aug 24, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
A research heavy book on professional development evaluation. I found myself nodding off while reading it. The information is good and the techniques and tools described will be helpful. Certainly something I will be referring to throughout the coming year. The five levels of evaluation breakdown is 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 - ...more
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The power of thinking in terms of the five evaluation levels is engaging teachers in the planning of professional development activities. 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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