ERIC Number: ED241597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-19
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Academic Learning Time: Some Insights through the Looking Glass.
Moore, JoAnne E.
Detroit's Peer Teachers as Mirrors and Monitors Project is intended to validate cost effective methods for increasing Academic Learning Time (ALT) for students in grades one through four. A major problem in this research effort has been the design of valid and reliable measures of the components of ALT. One very important component of ALT is student and teacher use of time. This presentation addresses some of the issues involved in measuring student time-on-task, and teacher's use of time with students. Observation methods which produce valid and reliable data without interrupting classes or threatening teachers (too much) are discussed. Samples of observation instruments developed by the project are included, along with issues related to training observers and the establishment of definitions of behaviors to be observed so as to produce high inter-rater reliability. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Peer Monitoring; Peer Teachers as Mirrors and Monitors Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Educational Research Association, (Ann Arbor, MI, January 19, 1984). Figure 3 contains small print.