Assessing Impact: Evaluating Professional Learning, 3e

  • Title:Assessing Impact: Evaluating Professional Learning, 3e
  • Author:Joellen Killion
  • Publication Date:December 2017
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781506395951
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Design high-impact professional learning programs with results-based evaluations

With increasing accountability pressure for evidence-based strategies and ever-tightening budgets, you want to make sure that the time, effort, and resources you are investing in your professional learning programs is truly making an impact on educator effectiveness and student achievement.

In this third edition of Assessing Impact, Joellen Killion guides administrators, professional learning leaders, school improvement teams, and evaluators step by step through the rigors of producing an effective, in-depth, results-based analysis of your professional learning programs. A recognized expert in professional learning, Killion emphasizes the critical role of evaluation in bolstering effectiveness and retaining stakeholder support for ongoing educator development. The methods outlined here help you:

  • Adhere to changes in federal and state policy relating to professional learning and educator development
  • Facilitate the use of extensive datasets crucial for measuring feasibility, equity, sustainability, and impact of professional learning
  • Produce more powerful, data-driven professional learning programs that benefit both students and educators
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of professional learning to make data-informed decisions and increase quality and results

Assessing Impact is a vital resource for staff developers and educational leaders seeking to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of professional learning, while retaining the support of parents and the public alike.


Author Bio

Joellen Killion serves as senior advisor to Learning Forward, after serving as the association’s deputy executive director for many years. She is leading several foundation-funded initiatives including Transforming Professional Learning to Prepare College- and Career-Ready Students and implementation of Standards for Professional Learning. She is a frequent contributor to Learning Forward’s publications.

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