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ERIC Number: ED408333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 16
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Assessment Practices Inventory: A Multivariate Analysis of Teachers' Perceived Assessment Competency.
Zhang, Zhicheng; Burry-Stock, Judy
A study was conducted to determine the psychometric properties and the subscales of a 67-item Assessment Practices Inventory (API) and to examine the effects of measurement training and teaching experience on teachers' perceived assessment competency. Data were collected from 311 teachers on the API. The reliability of the API was supported by a Cronbach alpha of 0.97. Construct validity of the API was examined using Rasch model and factor analyses. Based on the factor analysis, seven composite scores were formed on which a 2 x 3 multiple analysis of variance was conducted to examine the effects of measurement training and teaching experience on teachers' perceived competence in seven assessment categories. Multivariate interaction effects between measurement training and years of teaching were significant (p<0.05). Subsequent examination revealed significant multivariate simple effects of measurement training at 4 or more years of teaching in two factor-analyzed assessment categories (p<0.01). Followup comparisons between the means indicated that among the teachers who had taught 4 or more years, those with measurement training believed they were more skilled than those without measurement training in two main assessment categories (p<0.001; p<0.05). Implications for measurement training are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 25 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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