ERIC Number: ED147357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Development and Initial Testing of Instrumentation To Measure Five Functions of Schooling. Final Report. Volume II--Technical Reports.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Detailed technical reports of the findings from two preliminary field tests of a high school student questionnaire are presented. The questionnaire was developed to measure five major functions of schooling: (1) custody or control over students, (2) course selection, (3) student evaluation and certification, (4) instructional processes and (5) socialization. This instrument was initially tested in two volunteer classrooms; later, it was administered to three additional classes. A total of two schools were involved. Since the intent of these tests was to eliminate major problems in the instrument and to develop analysis procedures, and since the changes in the instrument were minor, data from the five classrooms were analyzed together. A number of administrative revisions were made, and several items were eliminated or altered following the first test. The second test was conducted in six high schools, and involved nearly all of the classrooms in each school. Because the major difficulty was the length of the test, the data analysis focused on the elimination of test items. The questionnaire and the tabulated results are included. (MV)
Descriptors: Courses, Data Analysis, Discipline, Educational Environment, High School Students, High Schools, Instruction, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Measurement Techniques, Organizational Effectiveness, Questionnaires, School Role, Secondary Education, Selection, Socialization, Statistical Data, Student Evaluation, Student School Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Test Construction
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see ED 109 181 and TM 006 808