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ERIC Number: ED173366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Scale to Measure Learning-Related Behaviors.
Reynolds, William M.
The Classroom Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) was developed to provide school psychologists and educators with a measure of learning-related classroom behaviors of elementary school students. The initial item pool consisted of 100 behavioral statements reflecting learning-related behaviors such as attention and persistence. These behaviors were delineated within various educational environments (e.g. large group instruction, seat work, etc.). On the basis of teacher evaluations with respect to each item's clarity, relevance to classroom learning, and ability to be accurately rated, a 72-item scale was developed. After field testing and item analysis, a 40-item scale remained with an internal consistency reliability of .98. The 40-item CBRS was then given to 158 students, with similar reliability estimates. The CBRS also demonstrated substantial validity as shown by correlations with academic achievement tests, intelligence quotient scores, and classroom behavior problems. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 28-September 1, 1978)