ERIC Number: ED178609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Classroom Activities Log: A Personalized Record of a Child's School Day as Recorded by His/Her Teacher.
Archambault, Francis X, Jr.; And Others
The development and validation of an instrument designed to measure the quantity of types of instruction delevered to individual students is described. The Classroom Activities Log (CAL) is a teacher-completed record of students' instructional experiences, and may be used to study educational equity questions posed by Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I mandates. Some of the features of CAL are: (1) student focus; (2) limited number of variables; (3) minimal teacher training and costs; (4) availability of data on individual students' daily activities; and (5) ease of scaling. The school day is divided into ten-minute periods, and thirteen content areas are quantified: language arts; English as a second language; mathematics; social studies; science; fine and applied arts, home economics, shop, or foreign languages; physical education, health and safety; career education; cultural enrichment; special services; recess, lunch or unoccupied; classroom management; and other. Information is also provided on size of the instructional group, type of adult involved in the instruction; bilingual instruction; and compensatory education programs. It is concluded that reliability estimates (based on correlations between teacher and observer ratings) are acceptable, and that there is a certain degree of construct validity. (MH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Class Size, Compensatory Education, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines, Measurement Techniques, Observation, Records (Forms), Research Reports, Student Records, Teacher Aides, Teacher Attitudes, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Time Factors (Learning)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Classroom Activities Log; Instructional Time
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (San Francisco, CA, April 9-11, 1979)