"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 program's 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.