Designing and Using Program-specific Evaluation Instruments

Leslie Garrison, Olga Amaral


This paper describes the development and use of a program-specific evaluation instrument
designed to measure the impact of professional development on classroom practice. The
evaluation rubric describes a sequence of skills or proficiencies that guides teachers and
professional developers toward improved practice. The design and implementation of the
instrument: defines the program instructional targets, guides professional development, makes
target instructional skills explicit to teachers, and aligns program evaluation with program
instructional targets.


Education; Evaluation; Instruments; Design; Classrooms

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