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Study Shows Online PD Affects Student Scores

Study Shows Online PD Affects Student Scores

An independent study, published in the International Journal of Evaluationand 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.

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