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ERIC Number: EJ1160656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Initial Validation of the Usage Rating Profile-Assessment for Use within German Language Schools
Briesch, Amy M.; Casale, Gino; Grosche, Michael; Volpe, Robert J.; Hennemann, Thomas
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v15 n2 p193-207 2017
Modern attempts to explain why some assessment tools are readily adopted by school-based personnel whereas others are not have focused on the concept of usability. Usability encompasses not only the degree to which consumers find an assessment tool to be acceptable, but also the degree to which it is well-understood, believed to be feasible, consistent with local norms, and supported within the larger school environment. The purpose of the current study was to conduct an initial validation of a German-language version of the Usage Rating Profile-Assessment (URP-A), a measure designed to assess the multiple influences on assessment usage. Participants included 101 1st-through 6th-grade teachers in Western Germany. Although findings from an exploratory factor analysis of URP-A items differed somewhat from results found for the original English-language measure, results of the current study suggest that the German URP-A may actually be used to reliably assess multiple dimensions of usability with a fewer number of items.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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