ERIC Number: EJ1175173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Factor Structure and Basic Psychometric Properties of the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator"
Hennessey, Maeghan N.; Terry, Robert; Martin, James E.; McConnell, Amber E.; Willis, Donna M.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v41 n2 p99-110 May 2018
We examined the theoretical factor structure fit and psychometric properties of the "Transition Assessment and Goal Generator" (TAGG). In the first study, 349 transition-aged students with disabilities, their special educators, and family members completed TAGG assessments, and using exploratory factor analysis (EFA)/confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), a simple eight-factor structure emerged. In 2 subsequent years, independent samples of students with disabilities (Study II, N = 257; Study III, N = 846), their special educators, and family members completed the TAGG, and the TAGG structure replicated in both years across all versions using CFAs. The results provide evidence of construct validity and reliability. We discuss implications of the results and identify future research needs.
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Replication (Evaluation), Construct Validity, Test Reliability, Goodness of Fit, Transitional Programs, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, High School Students, Test Construction, Pretests Posttests, Teacher Surveys, Parent Surveys, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Sponsor: National Center for Special Education Research (ED)
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A100246