ERIC Number: ED214285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Junior High Teacher as a Classroom Evaluator.
Strathe, Marlene I.
The purposes of this study were, first, to gather descriptive information regarding the measurement and evaluation skills actually utilized by junior high school teachers and, second, to identify differences among elementary, junior, and senior high school teachers. A questionnaire of 41 statements assessed on a five-point scale the usefulness to the classroom teacher of various measurement and evaluation competencies. It was completed by 385 Iowa teachers, of whom 49 percent were elementary, 19 percent junior high, and 32 percent senior high school teachers. Survey results were analyzed by the mean responses and standard deviations of individual items as well as by clusters of items related to general measurement and evaluation topics. Elementary, junior, and senior high school teachers were compared on item clusters utilizing t-tests for independent means. Skills involved with the statistical analysis and interpretation of test information were found to be least valuable by teachers at all levels of teaching. Significant differences in topical items are noted only in the area of standardized tests and their interpretation; elementary teachers considered these more valuable than did junior or senior high school teachers. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Statistical Analysis, Student Evaluation, Tables (Data), Teaching Skills, Test Interpretation
Not available separately; see EA 014 535.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Fairborn, OH.
Note: Paper included in "Middle School Research. Selected Studies 1977-1979. Volume III" (EA 014 535). For related documents, see EA 014 535-543.