ERIC Number: ED247287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Interview and Questionnaire Techniques Used in the Connecticut School Effectiveness Project: A Report of Work in Progress.
Villanova, Robert M.
This paper reports on the development and refinement of the Connecticut School Effectiveness Questionnaire (CSEQ) and the Connecticut School Effectiveness Interview (CSEI), the primary data collection tools used in the Connecticut State Department of Education School Effectiveness Project. The primary purpose of both the CSEI and the CSEQ is to determine the extent to which a school displays seven school effectiveness characteristics: safe and orderly environment, clear school mission, instructional leadership, high expectations, opportunity to learn and student time on task, frequent monitoring of student progress, and home-school relations. The CSEI is a 67-item instrument, with its items grouped by characteristic. Responses to each item are coded along a five-point descriptive continuum. The CSEQ is a 100-item instrument, with content parallel to the CSEI. It is a paper and pencil technique in which the respondents respond to each item along a Likert-type scale. Items are not grouped by construct, but are randomly dispersed throughout the instrument. Reliability and validity studies indicate that the current forms of the CSEQ and the CSEI do provide accurate and consistent data. Multitrait-multimethod analysis provides preliminary support for the identification of the seven school effectiveness characteristics as measurable constructs. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connecticut School Effectiveness Project; Multitrait Multimethod Techniques
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).