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ERIC Number: EJ1135041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Missouri Program Highlights How Standards Make a Difference
Killion, Joellen
Learning Professional, v38 n1 p16-18 Feb 2017
Professional development designed to integrate key features of research-based professional learning has positive and significant effects on teacher practice and student achievement in mathematics when implemented in schools that meet specified technology-readiness criteria. Key features of research-based professional learning include intensive focus on content-specific and pedagogical practices aligned with new standards, sustained classroom-based and online support over multiple years, and professional learning for principals on monitoring and supporting teacher implementation of newly acquired practices. eMINTS (enhancing Missouri's Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies), a decade-old professional development program promoted inquiry-based instruction and learning, high-quality lesson design, community within classrooms among students and teachers, and technology-rich learning environments. This article describes the randomized trial evaluation study in 60 rural schools, designed to address limitations of previous evaluation studies and meet criteria of the national What Works Clearinghouse. Professional development was designed to integrate key features of research-based professional learning and had positive and significant effects on teacher practice and student achievement in mathematics when implemented in schools that meet specified technology-readiness criteria. Professional development was supplemented with written curricula and just-in-time learning through online courses for extended support. Principals worked with eMINTS consultants to support implementation and integrate eMINTS with other initiatives. Teacher survey results indicated a statistically significant effect in inquiry-based learning and high-quality lesson design between the treatment and control groups, with positive yet not statistically significant differences in community of learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri