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ERIC Number: ED039172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 21
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A Revision of the Check-List of High School Class Activities.
Scott, Owen; Veal, L. Ramon
The 1955 check-list consisted of 92 items giving students' perceptions of the teaching-learning process, and was suggested for use in teacher self-evaluation. It was revised in the spring of 1969 to incorporate results of recent research and to apply specifically to classes in high school English. Similar devices, together with articles and books on research in classroom learning were reviewed for item content and construct validity. Wording was simplfied: each specification was limited, where practicable, to a single concept; and classifications were clarified, resulting in an increase from 28 to 34 specifications. The type of response was changed from frequency-of-occurrence to degree-of-occurrence to degree-of-agreement and the list tested in 16 classes Alpha coefficients were obtained for section scores as well as for total scores, and correlational data suggested that both scores were useful. The construct validity was investigated through factor analysis and revealed the check-list to be a multi-dimensional instrument. It was concluded that (1) reliability of response was higher on observable than on inferred behavior, (2) items not understood should be given a neutral score, and (3) factor analytic results did not contribute to interpreting responses. The revised specifications and list of categorized items are attached. (MBM)
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