Study: Most Professional Training for Teachers Doesn’t Qualify as ‘High Quality’November 23, 2016
Eighty percent of professional development opportunities offered to educators do not align with the requirements of high-quality professional learning as outlined by the Every Student Succeeds Act, a report by the Frontline Research & Learning Institute finds. The average length of time teachers spend in PD activities is 4.5 hours, which is a third of the minimum requirement to be intensive. Eighty-seven percent of teacher training was sustained, and the percentage of one-time activities increased over the past five years. The study reinforces previous research that indicates states and districts need to step up supports to teachers.