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ERIC Number: EJ1122412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Assessing the Validity of an Annual Survey for Measuring the Enacted Literacy Curriculum
Camburn, Eric M.; Han, Seong Won; Sebastian, James
Educational Policy, v31 n1 p73-107 Jan 2017
Surveys are frequently used to inform consequential decisions about teachers, policies, and programs. Consequently, it is important to understand the validity of these instruments. This study assesses the validity of measures of instruction captured by an annual survey by comparing survey data with those of a validated daily log. The two instruments produced similar rankings of the frequency with which teachers use particular practices but more than three fourths of the teachers in the study were found to overreport their instruction on the annual survey. Multilevel models revealed a number of teacher and school characteristics related to survey reporting error. The study's implications for users of survey evidence are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A