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Results of a Statewide Professional Learning Survey of West Virginia School Principals and Teachers download PDF LinkExecutive Summary   download PDF Link
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Patricia Cahape Hammer and Nate Hixson, April 2014
To get a clearer picture of teachers’ and principals’ current views about their professional learning needs and various types of professional development afforded to them in recent years, NCTAF and the Transforming Professional Development Advisory Group tasked the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Office of Assessment, Accountability, and Research (OAAR) with conducting a statewide survey of a representative sample of teachers and principals (including assistant and associate principals). The survey focused on the following overarching questions: What are teachers’ and principals’ views about (a) their professional learning experiences overall,  and (b) their engagement in professional learning communities (PLCs)?

Implementation of the Master Plan for Statewide Professional Staff Development for 2012-2013: An Evaluation Study download PDF LinkExecutive Summary download PDF LinkResearch Brief download PDF Link
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Patricia Cahape Hammer, April 2014
This report examines four main aspects of the implementation of the West Virginia Board of Education’s Master Plan for Statewide Professional Development: (a) basic information about the size and scope of the effort, including attendance, duration, and adherence to the newly adopted standards for professional development; (b) quality of the sessions, (c) alignment of sessions to Board goals, and (d) the impacts of the sessions on participants’ knowledge, practice, and attitudes/beliefs.

21st Century Community Learning Centers: A Descriptive Evaluation for 2012-2013   download PDF LinkResearch Brief download PDF Link
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Larry J. White, March 2014
This evaluation study provides descriptive information about the implementation and outcomes of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program in West Virginia, from September 2012 through May 2013. The report draws on information from online surveys of directors of 30 CCLC programs and from school teachers for 4,102 participating students.

Mathematics Academies 2011-2013: Cohort 1 Evaluation Study download PDF LinkExecutive Summary download PDF LinkResearch Brief download PDF Link
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Amber D. Stohr, March 2014
We examine the quality and impacts of professional development (PD) provided to the first cohort of participants in the Mathematics Academies Initiative, a collaboration of the Office of Special Programs, RESAs, and Carnegie Learning, Inc. Cohort 1, which initially included 119 members (primarily special educators) focused on proportional reasoning in 2011-2012. In 2012-2013 the 77 returning participants worked on developing algebraic thinking.

Educator Enhancement Academies Evaluation Study: Phase 1-Preparation of RESA-Based, Next Generation CSO Trainers download PDF LinkExecutive Summary download PDF LinkResearch Brief download PDF Link
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Patricia Cahape Hammer and Nate Hixson, March 2014
This report focuses on six regional Educator Enhancement Academies (EEAs) hosted by the eight regional education service agencies (RESAs) in the spring of 2013. The EEAs prepared RESA-based NxGen trainers to provide professional development for educators-primarily teachers-in schools across the state. This is the first of three planned reports.

A Descriptive Analysis of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Student Behaviors: 2012-2013   download PDF LinkResearch Brief download PDF Link
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Andy Whisman, March 2014
This report describes the occurrence of discipline referrals and corresponding interventions and consequences used by schools for harassment, intimidation, and bullying behaviors during the 2012-2013 school year.

21st Century Community Learning Centers 2013: A Quasi-Experimental Investigation of Program Impacts on Student Achievement in Mathematics and Reading/Language Arts   download PDF LinkResearch Brief download PDF Link
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Larry White and Nate Hixson, January 2014
This report summarizes an evaluation study investigating the effects of participation in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program on student achievement in mathematics and reading/language arts, for the cohort of students who participated during the 2012-2013 school year.