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ERIC Number: ED312308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Pages: 20
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StRoBe: A Classroom-on-Task Measure.
Marchant, Gregory J.
Researchers as well as others evaluating teachers or programs are often interested in the verbal and non-verbal behaviors related to the learning of students in classrooms. The Student Record of Behavior (StRoBe) is a classroom observation instrument designed to provide simple low inference information concerning student behaviors related to engagement in learning. The StRoBe protocol grid indicates the physical location of the students in the classroom, and data are recorded for one student approximately every 10 seconds. This allows a great deal of data to be collected for a large number of students in a short amount of time. The instrument is most useful with traditional classroom lessons or other classroom activities that require students to remain relatively fixed in their seats or in one place. With repeated observations, data can be collected that allow for classroom, teacher, and student comparisons based on: (1) verbal and non-verbal behavior; (2) appropriate and inappropriate behavior; and (3) interactions. These comparisons can serve as the basis for research and evaluation. The simplicity of the StRoBe and the limited number of entry choices provide a measure that has high interrater reliability. Definitions of variables, steps for variable assignment, one table, and two StRoBe protocols are provided. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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