Study Shows Online PD Affects Student Scores
3/31/2014 3:00:00 PM
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An independent study, published in the
International Journal of Evaluation and
Research in Education and sponsored by the
School Improvement Network, shows a direct
link between professional development and
gains in student achievement. The study
measured scores in 169 schools across 19
states and found:
• Math Scores: On-demand professional
learning educators saw an 18.9% gain in proficiency scores, as opposed to a 4.2%
gain in schools without.
• Reading Scores: On-demand professional learning educators saw a 15.3% gain in
proficiency scores, as opposed to 2.5% in schools without PD.