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Measuring Personalizing Learning for Educators

Understanding the relationships between innovative professional learning offerings and learner outcomes


Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD) in central California is on a mission to ensure every student, or Lindsay learner, has a performance-based learning experience that allows them to succeed academically and personally. To achieve this vision, every learner must have the very best educator to support them on their journey.

In October 2017, LUSD received a federal Teacher and School Leader grant to design and implement professional learning strategies to improve educator recruitment, capacity, and retention. LUSD is seeking to cultivate the same mindset in educators that it spent the past decade fostering in its learners — that we are all learners — and therefore professional growth for teachers, whom LUSD calls learning facilitators, should be personalized and data-driven.

In 2018, LUSD partnered with The Learning Accelerator to use research science to understand the relationships between these innovative professional learning offerings and learner outcomes. Current research results are included and new results will be added through 2020, as we discover which strategies lead to long-term change in learning facilitator and learner experiences.

Strategy Resources

Report: Perceptions of Learner Behaviors and Actions During Personalized, Remote Learning: An Analysis of the Instructional Look Fors in LUSD

This research report examines the experiences of learners in a remote environment, investigating data collected... Learn More

Effects of Professional Learning Opportunities on Learner Growth

This initial analysis of the impact of personalized professional learning on learner growth at LUSD... Learn More

Report: A First Look at Instructional Look Fors at LUSD - Reliability and Validity of Instructional Look For Educator Actions

This interim research brief examines the keystone of LUSD’s Adult Learning Curriculum, known as Instructional... Learn More

Report: Guided Reading Professional Learning - Effect on Instructional Behaviors and Learner Achievement

This executive summary highlights key findings from research conducted by TLA to understand if learning... Learn More

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