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ERIC Number: ED104815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Validation of Competencies.
Soar, Robert S.
Teacher behavior is not likely to be "valid" in general, but rather only under specified conditions, such as the nature of the learning objective which is being pursued, the personal and demographic characteristics of the pupil being taught, the length of time during which learning takes place, and probably the context of other classroom behaviors in which the given behavior is experienced. The need for specifying what, for whom, how long, and what else, in terms of the application of validity specifications, are recognized in the Georgia project. The type of achievement measures selected and data obtained to meet this need call for an analysis which recognizes the influence of multiple measures simultaneously. In the Georgia project, data analysis will therefore be by multiple regression and, where adequate degrees of freedom are available, by multivariate analysis. The project will attempt to minimize the problem of inconsistency by replicating results over several years, sharpening hypotheses, and refining measurement procedures. Although past work in measuring teacher behavior and relating it to measures of pupil growth has not produced extensive agreement on findings, the improvements in methodology which are needed have become clearer. More rapid progress may now be possible where past progress has been slow and uncertain, and the Georgia project will be in a position to profit from these advances. (PB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 1975)