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Longitudinal Design to Measure Effects of MSP Professional Development in Improving Quality of Instruction in Mathematics and Science Education

Overview:

CCSSO has established a collaborative research team involving Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and American Institutes for Research (AIR) to investigate how professional development programs and activities in multiple sites (approximately 5 districts participating in MSP) can be evaluated using a common set of research-based measures, and how a survey methodology can be used to evaluate the effects of professional development in improving instruction in mathematics and science. The project will survey 640 middle school teachers about what and how they teach. Specifically, the study will address the following research questions:

  1. To what extent is the quality of the professional development supported by MSP activities consistent with a research-based definition of quality?
  2. What effects do teachers' professional development experiences have on instructional practices and content taught in math and science classes? Are high-quality professional development activities more likely than lower-quality activities to increase the alignment of content with state standards and assessments?
  3. How can MSP projects use study findings to improve professional development and the content and instruction of mathematics and science classes?

Site Contributions
05/04/12Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC)
12/01/09Meta-Analysis Study of the Effects of Teacher Professional Development
01/29/09Current Models for Evaluating Effectiveness of Teacher Professional Development: Recommendations to State Leaders from Leading Experts
05/20/08Does Teacher Professional Development Have Effects on Teaching and Learning?
08/10/07Workshop: Application of New Data Tools in Evaluation of Math and Science Initiatives - Washington, DC, January 25, 2007
08/09/07Examining the Effects of Mathematics and Science Professional Development on Teachers' Instructional Practice: Using Professional Development Activity Log
03/15/07Indicators of Quality of Teacher Professional Development and Instructional Change Using Data from Surveys of Enacted Curriculum: Findings from NSF MSP-RETA Project
03/15/07Professional Development Activity Log
06/14/06Surveys of Enacted Curriculum
05/16/06Indicators of Quality of Teacher Professional Development and Instructional Change Using Data From Surveys of Enacted Curriculum: Findings from NSF MSP-RETA Project
10/26/05Year 3 Update Report: Longitudinal Study to Measure Effects of MSP Professional Development
10/26/05Using Curricular Measures for Description & Analysis
02/17/05Use of Online Survey and Reporting Tools in Evaluation: CCSSO Workshop with Math-Science Leaders and Researchers
11/16/04Workshop: Use of Online, Web-based Data Tools for MSP Evaluation and Alignment Analysis
05/20/04Empirical Study of the Effects of Professional Development on Improving Mathematics and Science Instruction