Designing and Using Program-specific Evaluation Instruments

  • Leslie Garrison
  • Olga Amaral
Keywords: Education, Evaluation, Instruments, Design, Classrooms


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.

Author Biographies

Leslie Garrison
San Diego State University
Olga Amaral
San Diego State University