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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I use an adapted version of this weekly. I recently discovered, for example, that not all stakeholders in professional development trust the same evidence.

Evaluating Professional Development

Department of Education and various philanthropic organizations, who are considering chang-ing the request for proposal process to be more specific pfofessional regard to evaluation.

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.

They want to see improvements in assessment results or test scores, increased attendance, fewer discipline problems, or decreased dropout rates. Doing guseky things longer doesn’t make them any better. The power of thinking in terms of the five evaluation levels is engaging teachers in the planning of professional development activities.

Books by Thomas R. Arlene Russell rated it it was amazing Oct 29, I gave feedback when requested and occasionally just because I had an opinion.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the prrofessional Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center.


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.

Evaluating Professional Development, according to Guskey ()

They must show that the program has been applied in a wide variety of contexts and that its effects evaluated by third parties. Organizational support is necessary to gain high quality implementation of new policies and practices. Corwin – volume discounts Amazon. 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.

Increasingly, educators at all levels are coming to view professional development as a purposeful and intentional endeavor that should be designed with specific goals in mind.

But most policymakers, legislators, and school leaders are not asking for ironclad proof. To ask other readers questions about Evaluating Professional Developmentplease sign up. 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.

The primary reason is that getting information at those levels must be delayed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See Figure 1 for the model. A conversation with Thomas R. Trivia About Evaluating Profes Too often in the past, educators have planned professional development based on what’s new and what’s hot, rather than on what is known to work with students. Mat rated it really liked it Nov 22, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


This past year, I’ve met with leaders in the U. Below, he discusses his five-step process for evaluating professional development in education and its connection to professional development planning. Mara Lee rated it it was amazing Jul 15, A third level was how it influenced what they did on the job.

Guskey Limited preview – Practice and Theory Philip Adey Limited preview – Jennifer Brokofsky rated it really liked it Sep 26, Jul 20, Carlene Walter rated it really liked it Shelves: To obtain proof—by which I mean to show that professional development uniquely and alone leads to improvements in student learning—is very difficult.

Laura Bryan rated it liked it Feb 02, When I compared administrators’ and teachers’ rankings, I found they were almost exactly reversed! Are there more current research on evaluating professional development? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign evaluatjng. Kjew profesaional it really liked it Aug evalating, Third, many educators are now finding how useful it can be to reverse these five levels in professional development planning. And if this is the case, funding may be withdrawn.

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Anneke added it Sep 15, Georgie rated it really liked it Jan 19, Want to Read saving…. Instead, we must ensure that the extended time provided for professional development is structured carefully and used wisely, engaging educators in activities shown to yield improved results.

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