ERIC Number: ED187748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Application of Psychometric Procedures in the Non-Psychological Domain: Development of Dissemination System Scales Using Classical Test Theory and Rasch Scaling Techniques.
Baker, Robert, F.; And Others
A set of procedures were developed for evaluating the State Capacity Building Programs; (SCBP), state projects for increasing facilities for the dissemination of information related to education. Six scales were developed, based on questionnaire items, to evaluate the following six facets of state information-dissemination systems: comprehensive resource bases; coordinated resource bases; comprehensive linkages; coordinated linkages; available linkages, products, and services; and institutionalization. Step one of the procedures was a content analysis of the resources used as indicants of position on the six scales. Step two was an assessment of the reliability, or homogeneity, of the scales. Step three was a process of finding the scale values of the indicants and the states, using Rasch model procedures. Data were applied to 29 states that joined the program in 3 successive years and 27 indicants. Indicants were classified in the following types: print-based materials; exemplary program practices; instructional materials; and human resource files. Stages of development were awareness, adoption, implementation, and institutionalization. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rasch Model; State Capacity Building Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).