In two studies, we examined the effect of professional development to improve mathematics instruction on the accuracy of teachers' monitoring of student learning. Study 1 was conducted with 36 teachers participating in three years of professional development. Judgment accuracy was influenced by the fidelity with which what was learned in the professional development. Study 2 was conducted with 64 teachers from 8 schools, which were randomly assigned to receive professional development or serve as a control. Judgment accuracy was greater for teachers receiving professional development than for teachers who did not and teachers were better to predict students' computational skills.
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Thiede, Keith W.; Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Osguthorpe, Richard D.; Carney, Michele B.; Bremner, Amanda; Strother, Sam; Oswalt, Steven; and Snow, Jennifer L.. (2015). "Can Teachers Accurately Predict Student Performance?". Teaching and Teacher Education, 49, 36-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2015.01.012