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ERIC Number: EJ1208496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Validation of Scores from the High School Version of the Self-Efficacy to Teach Statistics Instrument Using Preservice Mathematics Teachers
Harrell-Williams, Leigh M.; Lovett, Jennifer N.; Lee, Hollylynne S.; Pierce, Rebecca L.; Lesser, Lawrence M.; Sorto, M. Alejandra
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v37 n2 p194-208 Apr 2019
Recently adopted state standards for middle grades and high school mathematics content have an increased emphasis on statistical topics. With this change, teacher education programs may need to adapt how they prepare preservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) to teach statistics and require measures related to statistics teaching to assess the impact of programmatic changes and track teacher growth. Using responses from a sample of 290 PSMTs from 20 institutions across the United States, this study presents validity and reliability evidence for the high school version of the Self-Efficacy to Teach Statistics (SETS-HS), which could be used to assess statistics teaching efficacy. Confirmatory factor analysis results via Rasch modeling support the use of three subscales, which exhibit adequate reliabilities and correspond to the three levels in the "Pre-K-12 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education" endorsed by the American Statistical Association. Item and rating scale analyses indicate that the 46 items and the six-category scale employed in the SETS-HS perform as intended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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