The study was conducted by two members of the PRISM evaluation team; one an internal evaluator, the other a regional evaluation liaison. Data, both quantitative and qualitative, were collected from course instructors and course takers using multiple methods, which included:
Pre-and post content assessments completed by members of all cohorts
Group interviews with course instructors and teachers in cohorts one and two
Questionnaire completed by teachers in cohorts one and two
Observations in the classrooms of five teachers in cohorts one and two
Follow-up focus group with teachers from one school who had participated as a group.
Follow-up interviews with teachers who were the only ones from their school taking the courses. (In progress.)