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ERIC Number: ED177212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The BRC: A Practical, Economical, Reliable, and Valid Measure of Student Classroom Behavior. Publication No. 78.78.
Doss, David A.; Ligon, Glynn D.
The Behavior Rating Checklist (BRC) was developed in the Austin Independent School District to evaluate the counseling component in the Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I compensatory education programs for students in kindergarten through grade 5. The BRC was developed by: defining the behavior on which the counseling activities focused; studying other behavior rating scales; drafting items for pilot testing; pilot testing; analyzing the pilot tests; conferring with program staff and parent advisory committees; and finalizing the instrument. The final instrument was comprised of ten items to be rated on a nine-point scale. Five items measured students' on-task readiness, willingness, and ability to participate; and five items measured students' in-class discipline or disruptive behavior. Two evaluations of the BRC were conducted: (1) an item-by-item analysis to check factor structure and reliability and (2) a check of the validity of BRC. Conclusions were reached indicating that BRC is practical, economical, reliable, and valid. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin School District TX; Behavior Rating Checklist; Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Texas (Austin)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)