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ERIC Number: ED178609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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)