ERIC Number: ED367072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
TIES-II: The Instructional Environment System-II. A System To Identify a Student's Instructional Needs.
Ysseldyke, James; Christenson, Sandra
The Instructional Environment System-II (formerly known as the Instructional Environment Scale) is designed to assist in systematically analyzing a target student's instructional environment, including both school and home contexts, and instructional needs. Through observation and interviewing educators systematically describe the presence and importance of classroom and home correlates of academic achievement for the target students, which in turn enables them to design an intervention. The focus is on manipulating the classroom or home context to elicit more appropriate responses from the student. The manual's first section includes the information and directions needed to use the system. This section provides a rationale, a description of the system's 8 forms and 17 components, and guidelines for interpreting data and planning interventions. The system's components include: instructional match, teacher expectations, classroom environment, instructional presentation, cognitive emphasis, motivational strategies, relevant practice, informed feedback, academic engaged time, adaptive instruction, progress evaluation, student understanding, expectations and attributions, discipline orientation, home affective environment, parent participation, and structure for learning. The manual's second section includes a review of the literature in support of the system and a description of the system's development and technical characteristics. Appendixes contain system forms, descriptions of the system's components, supplemental interview questions, and a list of print resources. (Contains almost 400 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Evaluation Methods, Family Environment, Needs Assessment, Student Evaluation, Student Needs
Sopris West, Inc., 1140 Boston Ave., Longmont, CO 80501.
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Instructional Environment System II