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ERIC Number: ED177212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
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)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Compensatory Education, Counseling Effectiveness, Elementary Education, Factor Structure, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Research Reports, School Counseling, Student Behavior, Student Motivation, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Reviews, Test Validity
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: 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)