NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1166724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Instruments to Measure Elementary Preservice Teachers' Conceptions: An Application of the Rasch Rating Scale Model
Jong, Cindy; Hodges, Thomas E.; Royal, Kenneth D.; Welder, Rachael M.
Educational Research Quarterly, v39 n1 p21-48 Sep 2015
This article reports on the development of the Mathematics Experiences and Conceptions Surveys (MECS), a pair of comprehensive instruments designed to measure elementary preservice teachers' dispositions, attitudes, and beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning. In addition to conceptions, MECS aims to capture elementary preservice teachers' related mathematical experiences at various benchmark stages in teacher education programs. The Rasch Rating Scale Model is used to examine the psychometric properties of MECS instruments and to establish six scales that are capable of producing reliable and valid measures. Finally, we present an illustration of how MECS might be used within elementary mathematics teacher preparation.
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A