Allen, Jeff M.
University of North Texas
Nimon, Kim F.
Southern Methodist University
Place of Publication: [Blacksburg, Virginia]
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.
Department: Learning Technologies
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.
|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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Publication Title: Journal of Industrial Teacher Education
Page Start: 27
Page End: 42
Peer Reviewed: Yes