Ensuring all children receive an excellent education requires measuring and understanding how teacher professional learning impacts teacher and student experiences and educational outcomes. Despite the importance of measuring teacher PL, professional learning practitioners agree the field lacks the tools needed to effectively evaluate the implementation and outcomes of PL programs.
In RPPL’s Measuring Teacher Professional Learning: Why It's Hard and What We Can Do About It, leaders from 10 PL organizations share insights on the measurement challenges that PL organizations face and where there are opportunities for improvement. This report centers the voices and practices of organizations working alongside districts, schools, and teachers, who are closest to the challenges and needs of teachers and students. It also includes case studies from seven PL organizations that provide real-world examples of how each organization is developing and applying innovative, practical, and equity-focused measures.
Measuring Teacher Professional Learning is a call to action for the entire PL field to shift how we think about, develop, deploy, and fund teacher PL measurement efforts.