Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Chair: Carol A. Burg, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Dale Moxley, Ed.D.
Dean’s Representative: Susan Moxley, Ed.D.
For this program evaluation, I examined the effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) with regard to how it supported professional development for teachers and student learning at Sunshine Elementary School (pseudonym). The literature reviewed argues that PLCs are viable venues to develop teacher competencies as well as improve student-learning outcomes when implemented with fidelity. The methods in this study included surveys and interviews from teachers, coaches and administrators. There was also a review of the student achievement data to examine results against the perceptions of the study participants. The results indicated areas that were working well, and areas that were not. In conclusion, the school needs to incorporate best practices to align with the research so that it may fully meet its goals.
Scott, Tiffany, "A Program Evaluation of Professional Learning Communities to Support Professional Development and Student Learning" (2019). Dissertations. 349.