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ERIC Number: EJ1240676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
Validity for the Assessing Classroom Sociocultural Equity Scale (ACSES) in Early Childhood Classrooms
Curenton, Stephanie M.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Humphries, Marisha; Jensen, Bryant; Durden, Tonia; Rochester, Shana E.; Sims, Jacqueline; Whittaker, Jessica V.; Kinzie, Mable B.
Early Education and Development, v31 n2 p269-288 2020
Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to refine and validate the Assessing Classroom Sociocultural Equity Scale (ACSES), an observation tool for measuring equitable sociocultural interactions in early childhood classrooms (pre-K to Grade 3) with racially minoritized learners (RMLs). Preliminary psychometric information from 142 observations across 52 teachers (average of 2 videos per teacher) provided internal consistency and validity information. Our analyses resulted in a significant and highly reliable 5-factor solution comprising 33 items. These five factors are: "Challenging Status Quo Knowledge," "Equitable Learning Opportunities for RMLs," "Equitable Discipline," "Connections to Home Life," and "Personalized Learning Opportunities." Concurrent and divergent validity between ACSES and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) indicated these factors are associated with distinct aspects of classroom interactions. Lastly, correlations between teacher socio-demographic (age and race/ethnicity) and professional (years teaching, education, and major) characteristics and ACSES factor scores were considered. Practice or Policy: Results are discussed in relation to research contributions of the measure as well as pre-service education and in-service professional development for teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Classroom Assessment Scoring System
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