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ERIC Number: EJ980533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Combining Multiple Measures of Students' Opportunities to Develop Analytic, Text-Based Writing Skills
Correnti, Richard; Matsumura, Lindsay Clare; Hamilton, Laura S.; Wang, Elaine
Educational Assessment, v17 n2-3 p132-161 2012
Guided by evidence that teachers contribute to student achievement outcomes, researchers have been reexamining how to study instruction and the classroom opportunities teachers create for students. We describe our experience measuring students' opportunities to develop analytic, text-based writing skills. Utilizing multiple methods of data collection--writing assignment tasks, daily logs, and an annual survey--we generated a composite that was used in prediction models to examine multivariate outcomes, including scores on a state accountability test and a project-developed response-to-text assessment. Our findings demonstrate that students' opportunities to develop analytic, text-based writing skills predicted classroom performance on the project-developed response-to-text assessment. We discuss the importance of considering the measure(s) of learning when examining teaching-learning associations as well as implications for combining multiple measures for purposes of better construct representation. (Contains 8 tables, 1 figure and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland