Georgia’s Pre-K Professional Development Evaluation Report

Georgia’s Pre-K Professional Development Evaluation is a three-year, Race to the Top-funded study of the impact of specific professional development models on teacher-child interactions. The purpose of the study, conducted by scientists from the University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Child Trends, was to evaluate the impact of two professional development models, Making the Most of Classroom Interactions (MMCI) and MyTeachingPartner (MTP), on teacher-child interactions in Georgia’s Pre-K classrooms when tested under real-world conditions. According to the December 2014 report, the two models have improved teacher interactions with children.