Sample Study Group Report Form
Study Group Members: Teresa Smith, Jaime Sanchez, Lawrence O’Dell, Tom Johnson, Charlotte Sakue
Goal: Improve students’ knowledge and skills in mathematics as measured by a 25 percent increase in students meeting grade-level ﬁnal exams and 45.8 percent of students meeting standard on the seventh grade state assessment by the year 2008.
Learning (What we learned):
We need to make sure that our professional development is more effective in improving student learning by providing job embedded professional development.
Rationale (Why you would use it):
Provides a way for staff to report having difficulty teaching applications of mathematics principles.
Application (Considerations for putting into practice):
Professional development needs to take place in the classroom. Process training coaches need to be skilled in area of concern.
___X__Literature Review _____Position Paper
_____Journal Article _____Anecdotal/Opinion
_____Research Synthesis/Meta Analysis _____Site Visit Model/Theoretical
Level of Change:
First Order Examples (speciﬁc practice, organization, efficiency):
Improve professional development practices.
Second Order Examples (ownership, focus, philosophy, systemic):
Gauge impact of improved professional development on student learning and adopt ongoing evaluation of professional development to reﬁne focus as needs adjust.