Researchers tie PD to students' learning gains

02/11/2014 | T.H.E. Journal

Students performed better on math and reading assessments after their teachers participated in an online professional-development program, according to a recent study. Researchers from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University found that during two years, schools in which teachers were "highly engaged" in professional development reported a 19% gain in students' math scores and a 15% gain in reading scores, while teachers in the same districts that did not participate reported smaller gains.

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