ERIC Number: EJ1175427
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Multidimensional Assessment of Self-Regulated Learning with Middle School Math Students
Callan, Gregory L.; Cleary, Timothy J.
School Psychology Quarterly, v33 n1 p103-111 Mar 2018
This study examined the convergent and predictive validity of self-regulated learning (SRL) measures situated in mathematics. The sample included 100 eighth graders from a diverse, urban school district. Four measurement formats were examined including, 2 broad-based (i.e., self-report questionnaire and teacher ratings) and 2 task-specific measures (i.e., SRL microanalysis and behavioral traces). Convergent validity was examined across task-difficulty, and the predictive validity was examined across 3 mathematics outcomes: 2 measures of mathematical problem solving skill (i.e., practice session math problems, posttest math problems) and a global measure of mathematical skill (i.e., standardized math test). Correlation analyses were used to examine convergent validity and revealed medium correlations between measures within the same category (i.e., broad-based or task-specific). Relations between measurement classes were not statistically significant. Separate regressions examined the predictive validity of the SRL measures. While controlling all other predictors, a SRL microanalysis metacognitive-monitoring measure emerged as a significant predictor of all 3 outcomes and teacher ratings accounted for unique variance on 2 of the outcomes (i.e., posttest math problems and standardized math test). Results suggest that a multidimensional assessment approach should be considered by school psychologists interested in measuring SRL.
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Independent Study, Predictive Validity, Grade 8, Urban Schools, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Teacher Attitudes, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Standardized Tests, Correlation, Regression (Statistics), Measurement, Word Problems (Mathematics), Algebra, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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