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ERIC Number: EJ1043223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
The Development of a Valid and Reliable Instrument for Measuring Instructional Coaching Skills
Howley, Aimee Anton; Dudek, Marged Howley; Rittenberg, Rebekah; Larson, William
Professional Development in Education, v40 n5 p779-801 2014
This research used data from educators and teacher candidates in Ohio (a state in the Midwestern United States) to produce a valid and reliable instrument for measuring instructional coaching skills. The research involved three pilot tests with large samples of respondents. Initial items came from the extant literature on instructional coaching, and data analyses enabled refinement of these initial items. Principal component analysis revealed that the final set of items loads strongly on one factor, with the factor structure remaining consistent across samples. Reliability measures showed that the instrument has strong internal consistency. As a technically adequate measure, the instrument can be used by educators to measure their own instructional coaching skills or as a pre-assessment and post-assessment for professional development programs intending to improve instructional coaching skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Grant or Contract Numbers: H323A120002