ERIC Number: ED241166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Initial Classification of Noncognitive Student Behavior Grading Items.
Hevern, Vincent W.; Geisinger, Kurt F.
Report-card marking items by which elementary school students' noncognitive classroom behaviors are graded were studied to establish a preliminary classification of behavioral assessment domains. Two studies were conducted. The first study employed a cluster-analytic approach to a pool of 136 noncognitive behavior-marking items that had been sorted and grouped into homogeneous sets by 16 psychologists and educators. In the second study, a total of 59 elementary school teachers rated a 32-item subset of the larger marking item pool on three scales. Specifically assessed were the degree to which items reflected (1) classroom or task-oriented adaptiveness, (2) interpersonal relationships and skills, and (3) personal adjustment and psychological self-concept. Cluster-analytic and analysis of variance results suggested a general dichotomy in the classification of items: quality of task orientation versus quality of interpersonal relational skills. Disagreement was found between the participants of the two studies in their classification of items dealing with students' self-regulatory behavior and acceptance or practice of normative patterns of socialized conduct. (Areas for further empirical study are discussed.) (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Noncognitive Classroom Behaviors
Note: Funded by a grant from the Graduate Studies Fund of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus.