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Kwang Suk Yoon

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  • Researcher 

BIO

Kwang Suk Yoon, Ph.D., is a Principal Research Scientist with American Institutes for Research (AIR). He currently serves as Project Director for "Longitudinal Design to Measure Effects of MSP Professional Development in Improving Quality of Instruction in Mathematics and Science Education" and "Reviewing the evidence of the effectiveness of teacher professional developement on student achievement" projects.
Before joining AIR, he participated in the "Ontogeny of Self and Task Concepts and Activity Choice" study and the "Achievement Goals and Adjustment at Early Adolescence Study," both longitudinal studies, at the University of Michigan. He earned his M.A. in Higher Education and Adult Education from the University of Connecticut and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Michigan. 

EXPERTISE

Policy analysis and program evaluation; professional development; change in teachers' instructional practice; motivation; lifelong education; longintudinal study design; statistical modeling (e.g., hierarchical linear model, latent growth model); use of web-based logs as data collection method 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Guskey, T.R. and Yoon, K.S. (2009). What works in professional development? Phi Delta Kappan.

Wayne, A.J., Yoon, K.S., Zhu, P., Cronen, S., & Garet, M. S. (2008). Experimenting with Teacher Professional Development: Motives and Methods. Educational Researcher.

Yoon, K. S., Duncan, T., Lee, S. W.-Y., Scarloss, B. & Shapley, K. (2007). Reviewing the evidence on how teacher professional development affects student achievement. (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2007-No. 033). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Science, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Laboratory Southwest. Retrieved from <a href="http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/southwest/pdf/REL_2007033.pdf">http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/southwest/pdf/REL_2007033.pdf.</a>

Yoon, K. S., Garet, M., Birman, B., & Jacobson, R. (2006). Examining the effects of mathematics and science professional development on teachers' instructional practice: Using professional development activity log. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers. Retrieved from <a href="http://www.pdal.net/inc/docs/AIR%20MSP_Finalreport.pdf">http://www.pdal.net/inc/docs/AIR%20MSP_Finalreport.pdf</a>

Yoon, K. S., Ludwig, M. J., Birman, B. F., Wayne, A. W., Walters, K., Taylor, J., Hoard, L., Klekotka, A., & Tracey, C. (2006, April). Implementation of the teacher quality provisions of No Child Left Behind. (Symposium: No Child Left Behind in 2004 - Results from the National Longitudinal Study of NCLB and Study of State Implementation of NCLB). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Birman, B. F., Carlson Le Floch, K., Klekotka, A., Ludwig, M., Taylor, J., Walters, K., Wayne, A., and Yoon, K. S. (in alphabetical order), with Hoard, L., and Roney, K. (2006). Improving Teacher Quality for All Students: Early Implementation Under the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.

Yoon, K. S. & Jacobson, R. (2005, April). The Professional Development Activity Log (PDAL): Comparing teacher log and survey approaches to evaluating professional development. (Symposium: Evaluating the Quality of Professional Development: Implications for Districts and States). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.

Garet, M., Yoon, K. S. & Porter, A. (2005, April). Measuring Differences in the Quality of Professional Development. (Symposium: Evaluating the Quality of Professional Development: Implications for Districts and States). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.

Yoon, K. S., Burt, W., Lipson, S., Karp, M., & Malcolm, C. (2005). National Evaluation of the Carnegie Corporation Schools for a New Society Initiative: A Quantitative Student Outcome Indicators Report. Prepared for Carnegie Corporation of New York. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.

Rolf, B. K., Birman, B., Garet, M., Yoon, K.S., Jacobson, R., Smithson, J., & Minor, A. (2005). Longitudinal study of the effects of professional development on improving mathematics and science instruction, Year 2 Progress Report to NSF. Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers.

Yoon, K. S. (2004, April). The Professional Development Activity Log (PDAL): A new approach to the design, measurement, data collection, and analysis of teachers' professional development. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.


Desimone, L., Garet, M.G., Birman, B.F., Porter, A.C., and Yoon, K.S. (2003). Improving Teachers' In-Service Professional Development in Mathematics and Science: The Role of Postsecondary Institutions. Educational Policy, 17(5), 613-649.

Rahn, W., Yoon, K. S. Garet, M., & Lipson, S. (2003). Geographies of trust: Explaining variation in generalized social trust across Knight communities. Monograph prepared for John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.

Yoon, K. S. & Condelli, L. (2003, April). Modeling growth in basic reading skills and reading comprehension among adult ESL literacy students. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Kellam, S., Poduska, J., Brown, C. H., lalongo, N., Wang, C., Yoon, K.S., & Muthen, B. (2003, June). Effects of a classroom behavior intervention in first and second grades on young adult mental and behavioral disorders and use of services. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

Yoon, K. S., Garet, M., & Birman, B. (2002). A comparison of the quality of Eisenhower-assisted professional development activities in 1999-2000 and 1997-1998: Results from a national survey of teachers. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.

Yoon, K. S., Garet, M., & Birman, B. (2002). Documentation for the National Evaluation of the Eisenhower Professional Development Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education Office of the Under Secretary.

Desimone, L., Porter, A.C., Garet, M., Yoon, K. S., & Birman, B. (2002). Effects of professional development on teachers' instruction: Results from a three-year study. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 24(2), 81-112.

Desimone, L, Porter, A.C., Birman, B.F., Garet, M.G., and Yoon, K. (2002). How do school districts affect the quality of professional development offered to teachers? Results from a national sample of districts. Teachers College Record, 104(7), 1265-1312.

Garet, M., Porter, A., Desimone, L., Birman, B., &Yoon, K.S. (2001). What makes professional development effective? Results from a national sample of teachers. American Education Research Journal, 38(4), 915-945.

Anderman, E.M., Eccles, J.S., Yoon, K.S., Roeser, R., Wigfield, A., & Blumenfeld, P. (2001). Learning to value mathematics and reading: Relations to mastery and performance-oriented instructional practices." Contemporary Educational Psychology. 21(1), 76-95.

Porter, A., Garet, M., Desimone, L., Yoon, K. S., & Birman, B. (2000). Does professional development change teaching practice? Results from a three-year study. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.

Eccles, J. S., Freedman-Doan, C. R., Fromme, P., Jacobs, J., & Yoon, K. S. (2000). Gender-role socialization in the family: A longitudinal approach. In T. Eckes & H. M. Trautner (Eds.), The developmental social psychology of gender. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Garet, M., Birman, B. F., Porter, A. C., Desinome, L., Herman, R., & Yoon, K. S. (1999). Designing effective professional development: Lesson from the Eisenhower program. Prepared under Contract (EA97001001) by American Institutes for Research for The U.S. Department of Education Office of the Under Secretary.

Wigfield, A., Eccles, J. S., Yoon, K. S., Harold, R. D., Arbreton, A. J. A., Freedman-Doan, C. R., & Blumenfeld, P.C. (1997). Change in children's competence beliefs and subjective task values across the elementary school years: A 3-year study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 89, 451-469.

Eccles, J. S., Jacobs, J., Harold, R. D., Yoon, K. S., Aberbach, A. J., & Freedman-Doan, C. R. (1993). Parents and gender-role socialization. In S. Oskamp (Ed.), Gender issues in social psychology: Ninth Annual Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology. Newbury Park, California: Sage.