Duval County, FL

Professional Development Audit


CTAC provided a comprehensive audit that represented a landmark analysis of the effectiveness of professional development provided to educators of the Duval County Public Schools in Florida by the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership. Our detailed report provided evidence on the effectiveness of the district’s $33.6 million professional development investment.


  • Demonstrated a critically needed methodology which shows the relationship of professional development to student achievement, teachers’ instructional practices, teachers’ perceptions of their craft and of professional development, and expenditures
  • CTAC showed a markedly positive relationship between teacher professional development in literacy and student growth in reading—with student test scores increasing significantly for each six hours of literacy professional development for teachers