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Title:  Reviewing the Evidence On How Teacher Professional Development Affects Student Achievement
Description: Of the more than 1,300 studies identified as potentially addressing the effect of teacher professional development on student achievement in three key content areas, nine meet What Works Clearinghouse evidence standards, attesting to the paucity of rigorous studies that directly examine this link. This report finds that teachers who receive substantial professional development--an average of 49 hours in the nine studies--can boost their students' achievement by about 21 percentile points
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Cover Date: October 2007
Web Release: October 3, 2007
Publication #: REL 2007033
Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: Kwang Suk Yoon, American Institutes for Research; Teresa Duncan; American Institutes for Research; Silvia Wen-Yu Lee, American Institutes for Research; Beth Scarloss, American Institutes for Research; Kathy L. Shapley, Edvance Research.
Type of Product: Issues and Answers Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issues and Answers Report, please contact:
Gloria Vera.
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