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Effects of a Teacher Professional Development Program on the Mathematics Achievement of Middle School Students

Abstract:  The effect of a 15- to 24-month in-service professional development program on state accountability mathematics test scores for middle school students was examined. Results showed that students’ odds of achieving a score of Proficient or better increased with teacher participation in the PD program.

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Evaluating long-term complex professional development: using a variation of the cohort control design

Abstract: This paper introduces a variation on the post-test only cohort control design and addresses questions concerning both the methodological credibility and the practical utility of employing this design variation in evaluations of large-scale complex professional development programmes in mathematics education. The original design and design variation, which adds a pre-test measure and gain scores...

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