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ERIC Number: EJ1164508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of a Student Self-Advocacy Teacher Rating Scale
Walick, Christopher M.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p120-128 Fall 2017
Self-advocacy skills are critical to high school and post-secondary success. Unfortunately, students with disabilities often times struggle with self-advocacy. While there are effective, evidence-based programs to teach self-advocacy skills, there are few scales that directly measure self-advocacy. The current research study was conducted to develop and evaluate a valid and reliable self-advocacy teacher-report scale. The scale was developed, piloted, and evaluated with high school students with disabilities. The study results from the study indicate that the self advocacy scale is a valid and reliable measure of a student's self-advocacy behavior, and that the scale help explain a notable amount of variation of classroom success. Implications, future research and limitations are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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