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Assessing Impact Evaluating Staff Development

ISBN-10: 1412953553
ISBN-13: 9781412953559
Edition: 2nd 2008
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List price: $42.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 256
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

"Anyone who reads this book has to feel obligated to 'set their world on fire.' The text not only forces the reader to see how we are failing our children and their teachers, it also provides the means for each of us to do better." Michael J. Ford, Superintendent Phelps-Clifton Springs CSD, Clifton Springs, NY Make sure your professional development programs will produce positive outcomes for your school! Comprehensive in scope, this accessible resource guides staff development teams through a step-by-step process for planning and conducting effective evaluations of staff development programs. In practical language, Assessing Impact, Second Edition, shows educators how to evaluate professional development programs beyond the surface level, looking critically and analytically at their work to discover what is effective and what is not in order to refine their work, strengthen the benefits of staff training for participants, and improve overall student achievement. Written by a recognized expert in school-based professional learning and coaching, this second edition focuses on documenting the impact of professional learning on student learning and illustrates ways to assess a programs evaluability, formulate evaluation questions, and evaluate the evaluation. The author emphasizes the importance of advance planning in developing quality evaluations and shows school leaders how to create a staff development plan that: Results in an evaluation with greater integrity and usefulness Clearly defines a program's goals and objectives Guides the collection of relevant performance data Increases the likelihood of producing results for students This user-friendly resource is ideal for school and district staff developers and administrators and includes a CD-ROM with reproducibles and PowerPoint slides for immediate use.

Joellen Killion is the deputy executive director of the National Staff Development Council. In her work with NSDC, Killion focuses on improving teaching quality and student learning. She has been director of NSDC's highly acclaimed NSDC Academy and its new Coaches Academy for school-based staff developers. She also has managed numerous other pieces of work, including the council's initiatives in results based staff development, evaluating staff development, and it's Results Skills for School Leaders project. Killion is coauthor with Cindy Harrison of Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teachers and School-Based Coaches (NSDC, 2006). She is the author of the first edition of Assessing Impact: Evaluating Staff Development (NSDC, 2002) and NSDC's three-volume results-based What Works staff development series. She was featured in the School Improvement Network/VideoJournal programs Instructional Coaching and Designing and Evaluating Professional Development. In 1997-2001, her examination of schools that received the U.S. Department of Education's Model Professional Development Awards resulted in the publication of Teachers Who Learn, Kids Who Achieve: A Look at Model Professional Development (WestEd, 2000). She is also the author of E-Learning for Educators: Implementing the Standards (NSDC & NICI, 2000) and numerous articles published in JSD. Killion is a former school district staff developer, curriculum coordinator, and teacher in the Adams 12 Five Star School District in suburban Denver. She was a member of NSDC's Board of Trustees and served a term as president. She lives in suburban Denver.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Evaluation as Normative Practice
Program Evaluation Overview
Evaluating Staff Development
Assess Evaluability
Formulate Evaluation Questions
Construct the Evaluation Framework
Collect Data
Organize, Analyze, and Display the Data
Interpret Data
Disseminate and Use Findings
Evaluate the Evaluation
Shifting Perspectives About Evaluating Staff Development
A Guide to the Appendices
Standards to Guide Evaluations
Sample Data-Collection Instruments
Staff Development Planning Guide
Mapping an Evaluation Step by Step
Online Resources for Evaluation
Glossary
References
Index

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