Study: Professional development for teachers pays off

08/18/2011 | Education Week

Students more likely were to improve their test scores when taught by teachers who participated in a certain professional-development program than students whose teachers did not undergo the training, according to a recent study. "This study shows dramatically, clearly, when you implement a [teacher] measure rigorously and couple it closely to a PD system, you get dramatic improvements in student achievement," said Robert C. Pianta, a professor at the University of Virginia.

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