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ERIC Number: EJ1141827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Why Evaluations Fail: To Achieve Meaningful Results, Address These Common Challenges
Killion, Joellen
Learning Professional, v38 n2 p26-30 Apr 2017
Evaluation of professional learning illuminates the interactions that occur in the implementation of planned learning experiences and the necessary supports designed to improve professional practice and its effects on students. It investigates how a set of actions designed to achieve defined short- and long-term outcomes occur over time and how they strengthen professional practice and ultimately effect student results. In schools and school systems, however, educators who lead, facilitate, manage, and advocate professional learning as a primary means for improving educators' professional practice and student results struggle to find practical, meaningful, cost-effective, and timely means to evaluate this crucial work. Evaluation of professional learning is challenging work primarily for three reasons: the need for clear outcomes, clear purpose, and appropriate methodology and design. This article explores these challenges and recommends ways to avoid them.
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Language: English
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