Improving Evaluation of Professional Development
Workshop for State Leader and Evaluators of Teacher Professional Development - Washington, DC, April 24-25, 2008
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has designed the workshop for state education staff responsible for managing evaluation studies of teacher professional development initiatives in math and science. The workshop will feature several leading research and evaluation experts to provide current information on implementing evaluation models that measure program effects on key outcomes. We will provide training for the state leaders of evaluations on use of a research-based rubric developed by CCSSO (supported by NSF REC grant 2005-07) for analyzing and rating the quality of programs. The participants will receive specific information about new tools and designs for evaluation of effects of professional development, e.g., use of longitudinal data systems, and we will provide sessions on how tools can be applied to evaluation of a variety of program designs.
- Findings from Recent Research on Teacher Professional Development - Laura D.
- Cross-State Analysis of Program Evaluation Findings - Rolf B./Nina A.
- School-based Learning & Development - Hirsh, S./Killion J.
- Using Experimental Designs to Evaluate Impact of PD - Michael G.
- Improving State Management of Evaluations for Teacher PD - Stephen P.
- Analyzing State Achievement Data and Measuring PD Effects - Norman W.
- Using SEC to Measure Changes in Teacher Practice - John S.
- Development & Use of Teacher Content Knowledge Assessments - Sean Smith
- Indicators of Quality Teacher PD and IC Using Data from SEC - CCSSO Publication
- Using Longitudinal Data Systems for Evaluating School Improvement - Gary C.
- Discusion Questions
Workshop: Application of New Data Tools in Evaluation of Math and Science Initiatives – Washington, DC, January 25, 2007
Prior to the 2007 Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Learning Network Conference, CCSSO convened a workshop that provided MSP evaluators and project staff with the results of the CCSSO MSP RETA study and a demonstration of how data tools can be applied to evaluation of different initiatives. The workshop highlighted examples of the use of longitudinal data systems for measuring gains in student achievement in relation to program improvement initiatives and demonstrated specific statistical analyses that have been used with large-scale assessment programs to measure program effects.
- Introductions, Workshop Objectives and Overview of MSP Evaluation Designs & Measures
- Use of Surveys of Enacted Curriculum to Measure Effects of Initiatives on Instruction
- Alignment Analysis as a Teacher Variable
- Status of State Education Data Systems
- Evaluating Initiatives with Longitudinal Data on Student Achievement
- Data Quality Campaign
- ERS Spring Spectrum - DEC Model
- Indicators of Quality Teacher PD and IC Using Data from SEC
- Closing the Gap in Reading and Math: NAEP Trends Show Significant Positive Effects for Almost Half the States
- Key State Education Policies on PK-12 Education (click here to order or view)
- State Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education (click here to order or view)
- Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (click here to order or view)
- Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Professional Development (click here to order)
- State Accountability Reports and Indicator Reports
- For more on state education indicators, click here
- CCSSO Math and Science Education Task Force-Report & Recommendations (click here order or view)
Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Professional Development — Washington, DC, February 7-8, 2006
- Presentations at the Plenary Sessions
- Conference Objectives
- Framework for Thinking about Strategic Leadership
- Research Findings on Effective Professional Development
- Discussion on Two Designs
- Professional Development Design
- Evaluation of Local Systemic Change
- Going to Scale with Quality
- Securing America’s Leadership in STEM
- CCSSO Legislative Update
An easy-to-use CD-ROM containing presentations (plenary and breakout sessions), materials, notes, and related resource documents from the conference is also available for purchase. Click here to order.
Workshop for State Leaders on Evaluation of Professional Development — Washington, February 6, 2006
- Workshop Agenda
Covered preliminary results from the first round of program reviews and examples of evaluation tools for professional development
- Study Presentation
- Surveys of Enacted Curriculum
Tools for measuring quality of professional development and its effects on instruction
Program Review Panel — Washington, DC, November 9-10, 2005
Study Design and Planning Meeting — Washington, DC, May 5, 2005
- CCSSO: Study Introduction: Improving Evaluation of Professional with Math & Science Teachers through Research-Based Measures of Quality
- Idaho: Professional Development Evaluation
- Massachusetts: Evaluation of STEM Professional Development
- North Carolina: Mathematics and Science Partnership Grants
- Wisconsin: Math and Science Partnerships and Evaluation Activities
- Horizon Research: Findings from the Local Systemic Change Initiative