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ERIC Number: EJ1044702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the BEST in CLASS Adherence and Competence Scale
Sutherland, Kevin S.; McLeod, Bryce D.; Conroy, Maureen A.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Smith, Meghan M.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v22 n4 p249-259 Dec 2014
The measurement of treatment integrity is critical to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of evidence-based programs (EBPs) designed to improve the developmental outcomes of young children at risk of emotional/behavioral disorders. Unfortunately, the science of treatment integrity measurement lags behind the development and evaluation of EBP for young, high-risk children. This article describes the development and preliminary psychometric properties of the BEST in CLASS Adherence and Competence Scale (BiCACS), designed to measure the adherence and competence of delivery of the BEST in CLASS prevention program. Independent observers coded videotaped (n = 116) and live (n = 289) observations of teachers delivering the BEST in CLASS program. The BiCACS showed good interrater reliability and analyses provided some support for the validity of the measure. Implications for future research and integrity measurement work are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Battelle Developmental Inventory; Student Teacher Relationship Scale
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A080074; R324A110173