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ERIC Number: ED048095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 10
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A Way to Evaluate and To Improve Classroom Teaching Effectiveness.
Hayes, Robert B.
This paper reports results of efforts over a 7-year period (1960-67) to determine if the Hayes Pupil-Teacher Reaction Scale is a reliable, valid unidimensional instrument which may be used to measure the attitude of students toward the teaching effectiveness of their teachers. Criteria used were 1) each respondent's total score describes with at least 90 percent accuracy which items were reacted to favorably or unfavorably; 2) the item marginals, or the percentage of favorable responses to each scale item can be consistently rank ordered from the lowest percentage pro through the highest percentage pro; and 3) the scale can be submitted successfully to intensity analysis to determine which score represented a dividing line between favorable and unfavorable attitudes. Test included administration to 1) 1,070 university undergraduates who selected and rated one of their best teachers and one of their worst; 2) a follow-up with 660 college sophomores; 3) 2,186 tenth graders in 14 high schools--using Cornell scalogram analysis and intensity analysis and correlation with principal's ratings of teachers, 4) replication with 1,912 sixth graders in 48 schools in seven districts. Conclusions were that the Hayes Scale, which takes only a few minutes to administer and to analyze, appears to provide a reliable, reasonably valid way to help teachers improve their teaching. It also possesses some characteristics of unidimensionality. (The instrument is included.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.