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Monitoring and Evaluation: The Impact of CPD
Monitoring and evaluation: The impact of CPD

The final stages in the staff development cycle are concerned with monitoring and evaluating the impact of professional development and training. Both are neglected areas. Monitoring activities are essentially about ensuring that things are going according to plan and, if they are not, taking appropriate action to ensure they do. Gauging the impact of CPD or evaluating its effectiveness – the sixth and last stage in the staff development cycle – is much more difficult. Few evaluation studies concerning CPD make any reference to its impact on teacher behaviour or pupil learning outcomes. However, evaluation is necessary to provide a sound basis ...

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