Professional development is vital to ensure that teachers are constantly improving their skills and better-educating their students. Research confirms that the quality of teaching is the most important contributing factor to a student's success in school, including measurable impacts on student’s math and reading achievement. Properly implemented professional development can significantly improve teacher quality. Unfortunately, the amount of targeted professional development allotted for educators and staff is shrinking in many cases and resulting in US teachers having less time to improve their skills compared to those in top-performing countries.
In a number of states, teacher compensation incentives link professional development to student test scores. Assessment management tools are available to accurately link assessment results to the correct teacher, having a direct impact on teachers’ ROI.
DLA Proposed Solution
An online platform that delivers targeted professional development, helping them to be the best educators they can be in order to help all students achieve.
Replacing a teacher in the bottom 5% with an average one will boost a student’s estimated lifetime income by $250,000.
Students achieve 3 times the academic gains when they have an effective teacher, compared to a less effective teacher.
DLA Professional Development Template
Click on the documents below the company logos to view presentations of their solutions
Additional Issues Under Review
Digital Learning Alliance has identified several additional issues. As we add member companies who have a solution that serves the issue, we will update our information. Those additional areas under review include:
- Social Studies
- Dual Immersion
- Special Needs
- Remedial Education
- Graduation Rates
- Student Debt Burden
- Employment Opportunities
- Economic Growth Modeling
Spanning Every Educational Level
- Assessment and Accountability
- Student Information Systems
- Online Learning, 24/7/365
- Broadband Connectivity
- Special Education
Click any issue below for the details of the current DLA National Legislative Platform
- Math Improvements K-12
- STEM Shortages
- Dropout Prevention and Recovery
- College Readiness
- Cost of Higher Education
- Student Records
- Blended Learning Management Systems
- Workforce Alignment and SLDS (State Longitudinal Data Systems)
- English Language Learners
- Literacy Improvements K-12
- Bullying, Violence and Safety
- Professional Development
- Parent Engagement
- Student Data and Privacy