Book of the Year 2000 National Staff Development Council, USA How do we determine the effects and effectiveness of activities designed to enhance the professional knowledge and skills of educators so that they might improve the learning of students? Thomas R. Guskey explores the processes and procedures involved in evaluating professional development, from the very simple to the very complex, at five increasing levels of sophistication: - Participants' reactions to professional development - How much participants learn - Evaluating organizational support and change - How participants use their new knowledge and skills - Improvement in student learning ...complete with sample evaluation forms, checklists, and helpful hints and tips.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Dennis Sparks Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. What Is Professional Development? 2. What Is Evaluation? 3. Practical Guidelines for Evaluating Professional Development 4. Level 1: Participants' Reactions 5. Level 2: Participants' Learning 6. Level 3: Organization Support and Change 7. Level 4: Participants' Use of New Knowledge and Skills 8. Level 5: Student Learning Outcomes 9. Presenting Evaluation Results References Author Index Subject Index
Thomas R. Guskey is Distinguished Service Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. He has been a teacher at all levels, served as an administrator in Chicago public schools, and has worked in the area of professional development for more than 20 years. Guskey has written widely and is a regular presenter at the annual conference of the National Staff Development Council.