Evaluating Professional Development (1-off Series) [Thomas R. Guskey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a practical guide to. Evaluating Professional. Development. By. Thomas R. Guskey. University of Kentucky. (Article reprinted with permission from Dr. Guskey). Evaluating Professional Development has 27 ratings and 3 reviews. June said: A very user friendly book to guide evaluation efforts at the state and local.

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Evaluating Professional Development, according to Guskey ()

Russel marked it as to-read Feb 11, Pam Taylor rated it really liked it Jul 08, Andria rated it really liked it Dec 03, My conclusion was that we may not have a true consensus on what makes professional development effective, and that moving toward one may be more complicated than most people think.

Kim Wright rated it really liked it Jan 06, Kirkpatrick described four levels of evaluation that he found necessary in determining the value and worth of developmment programs.

Guskey describes the process for “working backwards” from Level 5 “the student learning outcomes that you want to achieve” and through each successive level to “what set of experiences will enable participants to acquire the needed knowledge and skills Level 1.

Nuansahijau marked it as to-read Aug 27, Paniz Saadati marked it as to-read Sep 26, As we applied the model, however, we found that professional development efforts still were not yielding positive results—but nothing in the model explained why. It requires a level of experimental rigor that is hard and often impossible to attain in practical school settings. For example, they describe the importance of extended professionl for professional development and the need to ensure that activities are ongoing and job-embedded.


See Figure 1 for the model. The Professional Development of Dfvelopment As a participant in PD, I have often only thought about my learning and skill and how it connected to orofessional students. Corwin – volume discounts Amazon.

Evaluating Professional Development

My thinking was influenced by the work of Donald Kirkpatrick, who developed a model for evaluating training programs in business and industry.

Planning more carefully and more intentionally not only makes evaluation easier, it also leads to much more effective professional development.

The information is good and the techniques and tools described will be helpful. Arlene Russell rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Practice and Theory Philip Adey Limited preview – Each level provides different types of information that can be used in both formative and summative ways.

Johndel Asong marked it as to-read Jan 18, John Harris rated it really liked it Nov 19, A conversation with Thomas R. The evaluation processes and tools recommended Account Options Sign in.

Mjjohnson rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Thursday, Feb 19, I use an adapted version of this weekly.

I gave feedback when requested and occasionally just because I had an opinion. Seyyed Bagher added it Jan 13, What they want is gsukey that things are getting better.

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Christine rated it really liked it Jul 03, Doing ineffective things longer doesn’t make them any better. Third, many educators are now finding how useful it can be to reverse these five levels in professional development planning.

Some experts suggest that when educators engage in professional development endeavors, results might not be evident for two or three years. In other words, the first thing people need to do when they plan professional development is to specify what impact they want to have on student learning.

Louise rated it it was amazing Jan 07, They want to see improvements in assessment results or test scores, increased attendance, fewer discipline problems, or decreased dropout rates. To obtain proof—by which I mean to show that professional development uniquely and alone leads to improvements in student learning—is very difficult. Gina rated it really liked it Aug 10, Things can break down at any point along the way, and once they break down, the improvement process comes to a screeching halt.