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Effects of Teacher Professional Development Gains in Student Achievement: How Meta Analysis Provides Evidence Useful to Education Leaders

Author(s)Rolf K. Blank and Nina de las Alas
Publication dateJanuary 2009
publication pdfEffects of Teacher Professional Development Gains in Student Achievement
KeywordsMath & Science

CCSSO was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a meta analysis study with the goal of providing state and local education leaders with scientifically-based evidence regarding the effects of teacher professional development on improving student learning. The analysis focused on completed studies of effects of professional development for K-12 teachers of science and mathematics. The meta analysis results show important cross-study evidence that teacher professional development in mathematics does have significant positive effects on student achievement. The analysis results also confirm the positive relationship to student outcomes of key characteristics of design of professional development programs.

Contact:Kimberly  Rhodeskimberlyr@ccsso.org202-312-6865