ERIC Number: EJ1088126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
Measuring Educators' Perceptions of Their Skills Relative to Response to Intervention: A Psychometric Study of a Survey Tool
Castillo, Jose M.; March, Amanda L.; Stockslager, Kevin M.; Hines, Constance V.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v41 n2 p94-108 Mar 2016
The "Perceptions of RtI Skills Survey" is a self-report measure that assesses educators' perceptions of their data-based problem-solving skills--a critical element of many Response-to-Intervention (RtI) models. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to evaluate the underlying factor structure of this tool. Educators from 68 (n = 2,397) and 60 (n = 1,961) schools in a southeastern state participated during the spring of 2008 and spring of 2010, respectively. Results supported a correlated three-factor model with the following dimensions: "Perceptions of RtI Skills Applied to Academic Content," "Perceptions of RtI Skills Applied to Behavior Content," and "Perceptions of Data Display Skills." Internal consistency estimates for all factors exceeded 0.90. In addition, significant associations between factor scores and data-based problem-solving fidelity at Tiers I and II were found. Implications for educators facilitating RtI implementation are discussed.
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Self Efficacy, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competency Testing, Response to Intervention, Teacher Surveys, Problem Solving, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Correlation, Item Analysis, Fidelity, Data, Teacher Attitudes, Check Lists
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