ERIC Number: ED099393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for Observer Rating Scales.
McDaniel, Ernest; And Others
Observer Rating Scales are a means of recording observed teaching behavior on nine dimensions: warmth, enthusiasm, clarity, variety, individualization, feedback, cognitive demand, freedom, and on-task activity. The trained observer rates the behavior on a scale from one to six representing points along a continuum. The positions are defined by accompanying statements to assist the rater in assigning an appropriate rating. A relatively high degree of construct validity is purported. Reliability coefficients were computed by nine observers rating four teachers independently on all nine dimensions. Reliability ranged from a high of .95 (warmth) to a low .79 (freedom). Samples of the teaching behavior of the four teachers have been filmed to accompany this manual and are available through Purdue Educational Research Center. Also included in this manual is information on training observers and scoring rationale for use with the 16 mm sound-color training films. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Educational Research Center.