High-Quality Professional Development for All Teachers: Effectively Allocating Resources

This Research & Policy Brief is intended to assist state and district leaders in selecting professional learning activities that are worth the allocation of scarce resources. The brief summarizes current research and policy related to high-quality professional development, discusses factors that decision makers need to consider when making resource allocation decisions, and describes evaluation methods for professional learning activities. In addition, the brief includes examples of promising approaches to professional development and self-assessment tools that states and districts can use to determine whether they are on track to ensure high-quality professional learning activities for all teachers.
National Comprehensive Center for Teaching Quality