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Kettler, Ryan J.; Reddy, Linda A. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2019
The Framework for Teaching (FFT) is one of the most widely used observational systems for evaluating teacher effectiveness and driving professional development conversations in schools. This study contrasts reliability and validity evidence relevant to the FFT as traditionally scored with evidence relevant to a composite scoring approach that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Scoring
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Kettler, Ryan J. – Review of Research in Education, 2015
This chapter introduces theory that undergirds the role of testing adaptations in assessment, provides examples of item modifications and testing accommodations, reviews research relevant to each, and introduces a new paradigm that incorporates opportunity to learn (OTL), academic enablers, testing adaptations, and inferences that can be made from…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Literature Reviews, Testing, Testing Accommodations
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Dembitzer, Leah; Zelikovitz, Sarah; Kettler, Ryan J. – International Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
A partnership was created between psychologists and computer programmers to develop a computer-based assessment program. Psychometric concerns of accessibility, reliability, and validity were juxtaposed with core development concepts of usability and user-centric design. Phases of development were iterative, with evaluation phases alternating with…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Usability
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Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Dembitzer, Leah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
The authors' purpose was to evaluate the multiple-gate Preschool Behavior Screening System (PBSS) for identifying children's social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) difficulties. The sample included 122 triads of preschool children between 3 and 5 years old and their parents and teachers. The teacher and parent samples were predominantly women and…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems
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Kettler, Ryan J. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2012
This article presents a framework for practitioners in education and psychology to select accommodations based on student profiles and testing demands. A brief history of testing accommodations policy in the US and a definition of terms provide context for the discussion. A review of theory and empirical findings related to testing accommodations…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, Testing, Inferences, Theory Practice Relationship
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Kettler, Ryan J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2011
The final regulations of the "No Child Left Behind" Act (U.S. Department of Education, 2007a, 2007b) indicate that a small group of students with disabilities can be counted as proficient through an alternate assessment based on modified academic achievement standards. This new policy gives individualized education program teams the…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Computer Assisted Testing, Disabilities, Testing Accommodations
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Reddy, Linda A.; Glover, Todd A.; Kurz, Alexander – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2019
The Classroom Strategies Assessment System-Observer Form (CSAS-O) is a classroom observational system that combines direct observations and rating scales to assess teacher instructional and behavioral management practices, inform goals, plan professional development interventions, and monitor progress. CSAS-O Strategy Rating Scales yield scores…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Rating Scales, Evidence Based Practice, Classroom Techniques
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Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M.; Peters, Stephanie; Alperin, Alexander; Kettler, Ryan J.; Kurz, Alexander – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2018
This study examined attitudes and beliefs regarding teacher evaluation of teachers and their school administrators in the state of New Jersey, USA. The sample included 33 school administrators and 583 Pre-K through 12th grade teachers from four high-poverty urban school districts (22 schools). Participant attitudes and beliefs were assessed using…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Beliefs, Teacher Evaluation
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Cleary, Timothy J.; Dembitzer, Leah; Kettler, Ryan J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Using a sample of 348 middle school students, we gathered evidence regarding the internal consistency of scores, as well as the internal factor structure and convergent validity evidence for inferences from a self-report questionnaire called the Self-Regulation Strategy Inventory-Self Report. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed that the fit…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Scores, Factor Structure, Questionnaires
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Davies, Michael; Cooper, Greta; Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N. – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2015
Decades of research on social skills assessment and intervention indicates the importance of social skills in improving academic achievement. Additionally, a strong evidence base promotes the inclusion of social-emotional learning into the whole school curriculum. In recognition of this evidence, the new Australian Curriculum, under Personal and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Reddy, Linda A.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Kurz, Alexander – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2015
The United States is in an era of high-stakes evaluation of educators (i.e., teachers and principals), the results of which are used to inform human capital decision making (i.e., recruitment, hiring, retention, and dismissal), which in turn impacts school capacity and student learning. The present article describes the School System Improvement…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Kurz, Alexander; Elliott, Stephen N.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Yel, Nedim – Educational Assessment, 2014
This study provides initial evidence supporting intended score interpretations for the purpose of assessing opportunity to learn (OTL) via an online teacher log. MyiLOGS yields 5 scores related to instructional time, content, and quality. Based on data from 46 middle school classes, the evidence indicated that (a) MyiLOGS has high usability, (b)…
Descriptors: Diaries, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Educational Opportunities
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Glover, Todd A.; Reddy, Linda A.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Kunz, Alexander; Lekwa, Adam J. – Teachers College Record, 2016
The accountability movement and high-stakes testing fail to attend to ongoing instructional improvements based on the regular assessment of student skills and teacher practices. Summative achievement data used for high-stakes accountability decisions are collected too late in the school year to inform instruction. This is especially problematic…
Descriptors: Accountability, High Stakes Tests, Decision Making, Formative Evaluation
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Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M.; Kettler, Ryan J.; Kurz, Alexander; Peters, Stephanie – Educational Assessment, 2016
This study presents the reliability and validity of the Teacher Evaluation Experience Scale--Teacher Form (TEES-T), a multidimensional measure of educators' attitudes and beliefs about teacher evaluation. Confirmatory factor analyses of data from 583 teachers were conducted on the TEES-T hypothesized five-factor model, as well as on alternative…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Teacher Evaluation, Attitude Measures
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Feeney-Kettler, Kelly A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
Universal screening is designed to be an efficient method for identifying preschool students with mental health problems, but prior to use, screening systems must be evaluated to determine their appropriateness within a specific setting. In this article, an evidence-based validity framework is applied to four screening systems for identifying…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Screening Tests, Mental Health, Emotional Problems
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