MULTI-SITE EVALUATION OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS: THE PROJECT PROFILE APPROACH

Sandra K. Abell*, John K. Lannin, Rose M. Marra, Mark W. Ehlert, James S. Cole, Michele H. Lee, Meredith A. Park Rogers, Chia-Yu Wang

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to describe a new approach for conducting multi-site evaluations of professional development (PD). The approach extends a popular model of PD evaluation through the creation of individual project profiles that take into account the unique contextual variables of individual projects while providing an evaluation picture of the overall program. We provide illustrative evaluation results highlighting the importance of understanding project contexts. Through two case comparisons, we demonstrate how case-based context informed our interpretation of outcomes data. Finally, we discuss how our approach maps onto and extends a popular model for professional development evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-158
Number of pages24
JournalStudies in Educational Evaluation
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2007

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    Abell, S. K., Lannin, J. K., Marra, R. M., Ehlert, M. W., Cole, J. S., Lee, M. H., Park Rogers, M. A., & Wang, C-Y. (2007). MULTI-SITE EVALUATION OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS: THE PROJECT PROFILE APPROACH. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 33(2), 135-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2007.04.003