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ERIC Number: EJ1035774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Assessing Students' Opportunity to Learn the Intended Curriculum Using an Online Teacher Log: Initial Validity Evidence
Kurz, Alexander; Elliott, Stephen N.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Yel, Nedim
Educational Assessment, v19 n3 p159-184 2014
This study provides initial evidence supporting intended score interpretations for the purpose of assessing opportunity to learn (OTL) via an online teacher log. MyiLOGS yields 5 scores related to instructional time, content, and quality. Based on data from 46 middle school classes, the evidence indicated that (a) MyiLOGS has high usability, (b) its quarterly summary scores are relatively consistent over time, (c) summary scores based on 20 randomly sampled log days provide reliable estimates of teachers' respective yearly summary scores, and (d) most teachers report positive consequences from using the instrument. Agreements between log data from teachers and independent observers were comparable to agreements reported in similar studies. Moreover, several OTL scores exhibited moderate correlations with achievement and virtually nonexistent correlations with a curricular alignment index. Limitations and directions for future research to strengthen and extend this initial evidence are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Pennsylvania; South Carolina
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: S368A090006; R324C110004