ERIC Number: ED095204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Changing the Focus of Response in Assessing Classroom Learning Environments.
Edwards, Keith J.; And Others
Four selected scales from the Learning Environment Inventory (LEI) were rewritten to measure the students' individual perceptions of their classroom environment, rather than their estimates of the opinions of the class as a whole. Both scales were then administered to 10 7th grade math classes and 4 10th grade social studies classes. The rewritten scales showed increased alpha reliabilities but no consistent decrease in the standard error of measurement. Discrimination between classes was poorer with the rewritten scales, but correlations with student achievement at the individual level were generally larger. Responses of 10th graders showed greater internal consistency than those of 7th graders, but did not produce more reliable discrimination between classes. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Environment Inventory