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The Impact of Professional Development on Teacher Comfort When Utilizing iReady

This study investigates the impact of professional development (PD) and professional learning (PL) on teachers’ comfort level with using iReady, an online reading program. For this study, one school site’s teachers were surveyed to determine the trainings they had received and their perceived comfort level. The results were analyzed using percentages, mean comparisons and t tests. The results of this study show that district professional development had a greater impact on teacher comfort level than other models of PD or PL when utilizing iReady in the classroom.

This study investigates the impact of professional development (PD) and professional learning (PL) on teachers’ comfort level with using iReady, an online reading program. For this study, one school site’s teachers were surveyed to determine the trainings they had received and their perceived comfort level. The results were analyzed using percentages, mean comparisons and t tests. The results of this study show that district professional development had a greater impact on teacher comfort level than other models of PD or PL when utilizing iReady in the classroom.

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