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ERIC Number: EJ1124986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
What Can Student Perception Surveys Tell Us about Teaching? Empirically Testing the Underlying Structure of the Tripod Student Perception Survey
Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Kelcey, Benjamin; Ruzek, Erik
American Educational Research Journal, v53 n6 p1834-1868 Dec 2016
We conducted a theory-based analysis of the underlying structure of the Tripod student perception survey instrument using the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) database (N = 1,049 middle school math class sections; N = 25,423 students). Multilevel item factor analyses suggested that an alternative bifactor structure best fit the Tripod items, and preliminary evidence suggests that both the general responsivity and the classroom management-specific dimensions are positively associated with teacher value-added scores. In our discussion, we consider the distinct characterizing features of adolescents as raters of teaching, the implications for teacher professional learning opportunities, and key areas for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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