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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Allen, Jeff M. & Nimon, Kim F. 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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  • 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
  • Volume: 44
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 27
  • Page End: 42
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Allen, Jeff M. & Nimon, Kim F. Retrospective Pretest: A Practical Technique for Professional Development Evaluation, article, 2007; [Blacksburg, Virginia]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31084/: accessed February 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.