Diagnostic & Research Services
Find Out if Your Professional Development Is Getting Results
Pearson’s Diagnostic & Research Services help measure the impact of your professional development initiatives on educators’ content knowledge, teaching practices, and student achievement. These services provide critical insights to help guide implementation decisions to maximize your investment in instructional materials and professional development services.
Pearson Diagnostic & Research Services
Research shows that as educators engage in high-quality professional development, the first observable change is in content knowledge, then classroom practice, and only then in student performance.
Waiting to focus on student performance data limits your ability to see if your professional development is having the desired effect on actual classroom practices that will improve student performance.
Diagnostic & Research Services provides the services to help you first measure the critical elements of educators’ knowledge and practice, so you can see if you’re actually on a course to positively improve student performance.
District Services from the Diagnostic & Research Team include:
- Data collection through research-driven surveys to measure educator content knowledge and perceptions of practice
- Build capacity with inter-rater reliability training for district observers on observational tools and rubrics to measure educator practice that align with professional development goals
- Analysis of the data to compare educator content knowledge and practice findings to student performance
- Personalized consultations and support for all services including reviewing results and providing guidance