Focusing on the crucial link between PD and instructional practice, the three-year study addresses the following research questions:
1. To what extent do professional development activities supported by MSP exhibit features of high-quality professional development as identified in prior research? Do teachers in MSP districts receive higher-quality PD than comparable teachers in non-MSP districts?
2. What are the effects of professional development activities supported by MSP on the quality of instruction in middle-school mathematics classrooms?
3. To what extent are features of high-quality professional development identified in prior research related to the quality of instruction in middle-school mathematics classrooms?
"In late 2009, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) was awarded a Research, Evaluation, and Technical Assistance (RETA) grant from the National Science Foundation's Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program…
Posted by: Beth (Mary) Kubitskey. The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Eastern Michigan University are conducting a multi-site study focusing on the crucial link between professional development (PD) and instructional practice in mathematics and…