Strong State Efforts


Inspiration From SREB States

Evaluating state-provided professional learning

  • In SREB’s study, just five of the fourteen states — Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee —published or commissioned evaluations of major state professional learning initiatives in 2014-15 or 2015-16, that examined changes in teacher knowledge and practice or student outcomes. Of these states, Kentucky has also gone the furthest to organize staff in the SEA to make evaluation a priority in the agency’s work.