ERIC Number: ED456165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Continuous School Improvement Questionnaire Field Test. Technical Report.
The Continuous School Improvement Questionnaire (CSIQ) is a comprehensive inventory measuring educators' perceptions of factors that affect success with school improvement. A pilot test of the CSIQ was conducted in Spring 2000, one purpose of which was to reduce the length of the CSIQ. The instrument was reduced from 147 to 72 items. The pilot test was based on data from 274 educators, but the extensive field test reported in this monograph gathered data from 2,093 educators, primarily teachers, from 79 schools. The numbers of scores for subscales and the total scale varied, but in all cases they were less than 2,093. Pilot test results indicate that the 72-item CSIQ is highly reliable, both the total inventory and the individual subscales. For about 3 weeks, the CSIQ has moderate to high stability reliability. Mean scores on the CSIQ subscales are highly consistent and positioned about 70% of the distance from the minimum to the maximum scores. The type (level) of school appears to have a slight to modest effect on subscale and total score performance, with subjects in elementary school having the greater performance. Females tend to score higher than males, but the effect is at least partially confounded with type of school. Subjects in schools known to be in a mode of continuous improvement score higher on subscales and total score than their counterparts in the same type of schools. When considering continuous school improvement as a concept measured by the CSIQ, there appear to be six underlying constructs, which closely coincide with the six subscales of the CSIQ. (Contains a 21 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Tests, Institutional Characteristics, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Reliability, Teachers, Test Construction, Validity
AEL, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325. Tel: 800-624-9102 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.