ERIC Number: ED443805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Assessment: Assessing the Impacts of Professional Development Schools. AACTE Professional Development School Practice Series.
This booklet is designed to help Professional Development School (PDS) planners and implementers who seek guidance in designing and carrying out impact documentation. It can also help students, researchers, and policymakers interested in investigating PDS effectiveness. The booklet offers a conceptual framework for conducting impact documentation, a checklist for assessing existing documentation efforts or guiding those in the planning stages, and descriptions of existing impact documentation activity at a number of sites. A key component is the collection of instruments, protocols, and analytical approaches developed by several partnerships. There are seven chapters: (1) "The Challenges and Importance of PDS Impact Documentation"; (2) "A Conceptual Framework for Assessing PDS Impacts"; (3) "Designing and Implementing Impact Research: Suggested Steps"; (4)"Tool Kit for Analyzing Impact Research Plans and Implementation"; (5) "Profiles of Selected PDS Impact Research Efforts"; (6) "Sample Protocols, Questionnaires, and Analytic Approaches"; and (7) "References and Additional Resources." (Contains 27 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology
AACTE Publications, 1307 New York Avenue, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005-4701; Tel: 202-293-2450; Fax: 202-457-8095; Web site: http://www.aacte.org ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Written with Ismat Abdal-Hagg.