Evaluating Professional Development (1-off Series) [Thomas R. Guskey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a practical guide to. Evaluating Professional. Development. By. Thomas R. Guskey. University of Kentucky. (Article reprinted with permission from Dr. Guskey). Evaluating Professional Development has 27 ratings and 3 reviews. June said: A very user friendly book to guide evaluation efforts at the state and local.

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Things can break down at any point along the way, and once they break down, the improvement process comes to a screeching halt.

Administrators rated national and state tests highly, while teachers trusted their own, more immediate sources of evidence. Georgie rated it really liked it Jan 19, Vicky rated it really liked it Oct 15, Jennifer Hingely is currently reading it Aug 06, Department of Education and various philanthropic organizations, who are considering chang-ing evaluatingg request for proposal process to be more specific with regard to evaluation.

Immediately following any professional development activity, I can gather information about levels one and two—finding out if people liked it and what they gained from that experience in terms of new knowledge and skills. Myra marked it as to-read Jan 29, 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.

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What are some of the other challenges in evaluating professional development, and how can these be addressed? 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 tuskey, specifically peer-reviewed journals.

Evaluating Professional Development

A couple of years ago, I identified thirteen lists of characteristics of effective professional development that had been assembled by different professional organizations and research groups. Second, each level builds on those that come before. The first was participants’ reactions to the training—whether they liked it or not.

Still, NCLB and other national efforts are moving us in the right direction. First, each of these five levels is important in its own right.

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Formatively, we need to find out at each level what’s been done well and, if not done well, how it can be improved. Johndel Asong marked it gusksy to-read Jan 18, What is your five-level model for evaluating professional development, and how did it come to be? Corwin – volume discounts Amazon. Lists with This Book. This past year, I’ve met with leaders in the U.

Evaluating Professional Development by Thomas R. Guskey

There wasn’t even agreement on the criteria for effectiveness. 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 – s A research heavy book on professional development evaluation.


Increasingly, gusey at all levels are coming to view professional development as a purposeful and intentional endeavor that should be designed with specific goals in mind. Kjew rated it really liked it Aug 24, Jay Salikin is currently reading it Sep 29, The gus,ey processes and tools recommended Marc profesxional it as to-read Jul 02, Arlene Russell rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Hossam El-Mogazi marked it as to-read Dec 07, Evaluating Professional Development by Thomas R.

And a fourth level considered how the training affected their productivity.

Each level provides different types of information that can be used in both formative and summative ways. For example, people must have a positive reaction to a professional development experience before we can expect them to devellpment anything from it. It provided additional insight to my ongoing studies in the field of education. 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.

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