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ERIC Number: EJ1002187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
The Rules of Evidence: Focus on Key Points to Develop the Best Strategy to Evaluate Professional Learning
Guskey, Thomas R.
Journal of Staff Development, v33 n4 p40-43 Aug 2012
Gathering evidence on the outcomes of any professional learning experience can be a challenging and complicated task. It involves consideration of a wide variety of perceptual and contextual issues, some obvious to education leaders and others not. Those who want to succeed in this process may find the following points helpful: (1) Always begin with the outcomes; (2) Different stakeholders trust different evidence; (3) Use multiple sources of evidence; (4) How evidence is gathered is just as important as the evidence itself; and (5) Plan for comparisons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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