ERIC Number: ED199297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
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Using Student Perceptions of Teacher Behavior to Predict Student Outcomes.
Brattesani, Karen; And Others
The ways in which students' perceptions of teacher behavior in the elementary school classroom clarifies the relationships among teacher expectations, student expectations, and student achievement are examined. Subjects in two data sets consisted of 234 grade 4-6 students from 16 classrooms in an urban, ethnically mixed school district, and 101 grade 3-5 students in seven additional classrooms from the same school district. All students completed the Teacher Treatment Inventory (TTI), consisting of 44 items describing ways in which teachers work with students. Additional data collected from all students included year end achievement scores and a self-concept of attainment measure. Teachers provided rankings of expected achievement in reading, mathematics, and schoolwork for each of their students. According to students, low achievers get more negative feedback and teacher direction, and more work and rule oriented teacher behaviors; high achievers get higher expectations, more opportunities to participate, and more choice of tasks. Hierarchical regressions analyses showed that year end achievement was less effectively predicted by prior achievement, but more effectively predicted by teacher expectations in high than in low perceived differentiating classrooms. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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