School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Primary Subject Area
assessment for learning, formative assessment, professional development
Cole, Marianne W., "Influence of Assessment for Learning Professional Development in Rural Georgia Public Schools" (2010). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 368.
This study investigated the effect of two models of professional development concerning Assessment for Learning on teacher perception of the effectiveness of Assessment for Learning strategies and student achievement as measured by standardized Georgia End of Course Tests. The study hypothesized that a positive relationship exists between teacher perception of the benefit of Assessment for Learning strategies and increased student achievement as measured by student performance on standardized Georgia End of Course Tests. The study hypothesized that a positive relationship exists between teacher participation in Assessment for Learning professional development and teacher positive perception of the benefit of Assessment for Learning strategies. The sample consisted of 174 teachers and 2,787 students in core content courses in grades 9-12 in rural Georgia schools. Teacher participants received training on Assessment for Learning in either a theory-based or application-based professional development class or were part of the control group not participating in Assessment for Learning professional development. Teacher participants completed a detailed survey to gather assessment perception data. Students participated in instruction and completed Georgia End of Course Tests (EOCT), standardized achievement assessments, to gather performance data. Multiple ANOVA were used to statistically analyze the data and a relationship was found between teacher participation in formative-assessment professional development and student performance on standardized Georgia End of Course Tests.
Appendix C - Professional Learning Presentation Jan 2009
Assessment for Differentiation West GA RESA October 2008.ppt (6268 kB)
Appendix C - Professional Learning Presentation Oct 2008
Tom_Guskey_January_5_2009.pdf (2762 kB)
Appendix C- Professional Learning Presentation Jan 2009
Bol Questionaire.pdf (3142 kB)
Appendix D - Original Questionaire
MWCOLE_Data_Tables.docx (111 kB)