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ERIC Number: ED076699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-28
Pages: 12
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Multiple Input Assessment and Preventive Intervention.
Barclay, James R.
The Barclay Classroom Climate Inventory is a multi-method, multi-trait inventory, derived from self-report, peer nominations and teacher judgments, offering a description of a student's characteristics in the classroom group and in grades, schools and other units. Traits of psychosocial development and extroversion introversion groupings of scales form multi-method factors that describe an educational environment in terms of task-orientation, social interaction, disruptiveness, seclusiveness, and like dimensions. The inventory consists of: (1) a self-report section that includes a list of self-competencies, occupations or skills of possible interest, and a list of possible reinforcers; (2) a group section of 26 sociometric nominations in areas similar to the self-report section; and (3) a teacher section of 62 adjectives for checking those typical of the child. Reliability and validity studies have been made. The multiple inputs from self, peers and teachers are integrated via a computer program into a written report and several tables that describe suspected problems of children. Judgments are based on factor scores and utilize conditional statements to examine alternatives. Eight problem areas have been identified: self-concept deficits, group interaction deficits, self-management deficits, verbal skill deficits, physical skill deficits, vocational development deficits, cognitive-motivation deficits, and poor attitude toward school. The inventory can be used to ascertain the distinctive characteristics and problems of particular grades and schools and provide clues to the specific type of intervention needed. (KM)
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Note: Paper presented at a symposium of annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)