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ERIC Number: ED039170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 29
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The Development of an Instrument Designed To Secure Student Assessment of Teaching Behaviors That Correlate with Objective Measures of Student Achievement.
Davidoff, Stephen H.
This paper describes the development of a research instrument designed to reveal student assessment of teacher behavior and to determine whether this can be correlated to student gain, as evidenced by pre- and posttest scores in the BSCS Third Quarterly Chievement Test. The experiment was carried out with ninth and tenth grade public school children enrolled in Green Version Biology (BSCS) within a 50-mile radius of Philadelphia and 21 of the 38 teachers invited to participate accepted. The paired-comparison technique was used, enabling frequencies to be tallied, and results were also analyzed and cross-validated. Detailed results, set out in eight tables, indicate that students recognize some teacher behaviors associated with student gain and that their opinions are stable, but there appeared to be no significant relationship between student opinion and student gain. It is recommended that the instrument be used in teacher training, in the development of standard definitions of teacher behavior, and to indicate different teaching patterns in relation to class gain. An appendix lists items used in the study and reproduces a student opinion form. Thirty bibliographic references are attached. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
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