Retrospective Pretest: A Practical Technique for Professional Development Evaluation

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Article discussing a research study to field test an instrument incorporating a retrospective pretest to determine whether it could reliably be used as an evaluation tool for a professional development conference.

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Creation Date: 2007  
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Allen, Jeff M.

University of North Texas

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Nimon, Kim F.

Southern Methodist University

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Place of Publication: [Blacksburg, Virginia]
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  • Creation: 2007
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Article discussing a research study to field test an instrument incorporating a retrospective pretest to determine whether it could reliably be used as an evaluation tool for a professional development conference.

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to field test an instrument incorporating a retrospective pretest to determine whether it could reliably be used as an evaluation tool for a professional development conference. Based on a prominent evaluation taxonomy, the instrument provides a practical, low-cost approach to evaluating the quality of professional development interventions across a wide variety of disciplines. The instrument includes not only the questions typically associated with measuring participants' reactions but also includes a set of questions to gauge whether and how much learning occurred. Results indicate that the data produced from the instrument were reliable.

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16 p.

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Keyword(s): evaluation tools | professional development
Source: Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 2007. Blacksburg: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Digital Library and Archives, pp. 27-42.
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UNT College of Information
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Publication Title: Journal of Industrial Teacher Education
Volume: 44
Issue: 3
Page Start: 27
Page End: 42
Peer Reviewed: Yes