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ERIC Number: EJ1084466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Examining Implementation Fidelity in America's Choice Schools: A Longitudinal Analysis of Changes in Professional Development Associated with Changes in Teacher Practice
Kisa, Zahid; Correnti, Richard
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v37 n4 p437-457 Dec 2015
The research on professional development (PD) consists mostly of studies utilizing cross-sectional data. We examined effects of change in school-level PD on change in teachers' practice longitudinally. Using survey reports from 1,722 teachers in 31 schools implementing a popular comprehensive school reform (America's Choice), we found that although schools were implementing the same reform model, they varied in their implementation of PD. Teachers successfully changed their practice toward reform-aligned instructional goals only in schools demonstrating high growth in providing reform-aligned PD (both in the content and process of their PD). Our findings have implications for understanding interventions in schools and for thinking about the rigor of PD effects on teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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