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ERIC Number: EJ1152459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Validity Issues in Assessing Dispositions: The Confirmatory Factor Analysis of a Teacher Dispositions Form
Niu, Chunling; Everson, Kimberlee; Dietrich, Sylvia; Zippay, Cassie
SRATE Journal, v26 n2 p41-49 Sum 2017
Critics against the inclusion of dispositions as part of the teacher education accreditation focus on the dearth of empirical literature on reliably and validly accessing dispositions (Borko, Liston, & Whitcomb, 2007). In this study, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to test the factorial validity of a teacher dispositions form (3 factors and 12 indicators) employed by a southern American university to assess teacher candidates from 2006 to 2016. The initial CFA results revealed highly unsatisfactory model fit statistics. Further model modifications were then implemented to remove two less relevant indicators (Diversity and Collaboration) which significantly improved the model fit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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