A research alliance is a group of regional stakeholders who share a specific education concern. The stakeholders agree to work together to learn more about the concern to be able to make sound decisions to improve education outcomes.
Job-embedded Professional Development Research Alliance seeks to understand the effect of job-embedded professional development on student achievement. Research Alliance participants include practitioners and decision makers in Colorado and Missouri school districts, as well as schools that have received Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants in the region.
|Targeted job-embedded professional development is a relatively new phenomenon. Rigorous research documenting the impact of professional development is limited; however, there is evidence that intensive professional development can have substantial impact on student achievement.A study will provide information about the range of practice, with a focus on the extent to which JEPD is targeted toward the needs of individual teachers. This descriptive study is expected to provide a basis for development of subsequent correlational and/or efficacy studies by providing a framework to understand how districts implement targeted JEPD, including the systems that support implementation, data that drive the systems, and ways in which teachers are engaged.|
| Research Alliance Questions
- Teacher quality and student achievement: Making the most of recent research.
- Teacher pay for performance: Experimental evidence from the project on incentives in teaching.
- Measuring teacher effectiveness: A look “under the hood” of teacher evaluation in 10 sites
- Linking Teacher Evaluation to Professional Development: Focusing on Improving Teaching and Learning.
- Job-Embedded Professional Development: What It Is, Who Is Responsible, and How to Get It Done Well
- Impacts of Comprehensive Teacher Induction: Final Results from a Randomized Controlled Study
- CCSSR: A New Model for the Role of Research in Supporting Urban School Reform
- An Examination of Performance Based Teacher Evaluation Systems in Five States
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