ERIC Number: ED189703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Measurement of Educational Change: The Application of the Level of Use (LoU) Approach.
Klenke, William H.; Barrows, Linda K.
The purpose of this report is to describe attempts to measure change using the levels of use (LoU) approach and the difficulties encountered during its application in a research setting. The report has three parts. Part 1 focuses on a description of the LoU approach, including a description of the concerns-based adoption model (CBAM), the theoretical model on which the LoU is based. Part 2 details the procedures followed by the work group in applying the LoU and the difficulties encountered with the LoU. Part 3 briefly sketches an alternative approach to the LoU procedure for measuring the use of an innovation. Field experience in data collection quickly revealed that additional information besides that provided by the LoU was desirable. The LoU questionnaire was, therefore, supplemented with questions about the specific use of the innovation (complexity of use or innovation configuration). Subsequent data analysis suggested a third type of data: scope of use, the percent of instructional time or subject matter devoted to use of the innovation. Together the three measures provide a use profile the authors believe sufficient for documenting innovation use over time. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.