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Academic achievement, Evaluation, Inservice teacher education, Professional development, Student assessment, Teacher evaluation, Teachers


This project was funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training through the Australian Government Quality Teacher Programme over 2001–2003.


This report, in two volumes, describes an investigation of the links between teacher professional development and student learning outcomes. The study, funded by the Australian Government, provides a review of the research literature and of national and international initiatives linking professional development with student outcomes. It provides detailed case studies of the school-based trials of ten professional development programs in a number of different sites. It examines the repeated measures of student achievement from students in the classes of teachers in the school-based trials. Analysis and discussion of a common questionnaire completed by teachers in the school-based trials is provided. Suggestions are made for a method that could be used by the Australian Government to assess the impact of professional development programs.

Place of Publication

Canberra, Australia


Department of Education, Science and Training


0 86431 7646

Vol1Rev_Final_26Sept05.pdf (959 kB)
Vol. 1

Vol2_Final_26Sept05.pdf (2071 kB)
Vol. 2