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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.; Glover, Todd; Kurz, Alexander; Elliott, Stephen N. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2019
The conceptual foundation and initial psychometric evidence are provided for the "Instructional Coaching Rating Scales" and "Interaction Style Scales--Teacher Forms." These forms are part of a multicomponent online assessment system designed to evaluate the effectiveness of coaching skills and interactions that support the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Rating Scales, Factor Structure, Test Reliability
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Glover, Todd A.; Reddy, Linda A.; Kurz, Alexander; Elliott, Stephen N. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2019
This article presents theoretical and empirical support for a data-driven instructional coaching approach and emerging evidence for the contributions of an online platform in operationalizing, assessing, and facilitating the implementation of key coaching actions for both research and practice. The contributions of an online platform in guiding…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Data, Decision Making, Computer Uses in Education
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Kurz, Alexander; Elliott, Stephen N.; Lemons, Christopher J.; Zigmond, Naomi; Kloo, Amanda; Kettler, Ryan J. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2014
Current legislation encourages schools to educate students with disabilities (SWDs) in general education settings to the greatest extent appropriate. However, it is unclear whether inclusion in general education settings provides SWDs a sufficient opportunity to learn the academic content assessed by accountability measures. This initial study was…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Opportunities, Comparative Analysis, Middle School Students
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Kettler, Ryan J.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Kurz, Alexander; Zigmond, Naomi; Lemons, Christopher J.; Kloo, Amanda; Shrago, Jacqueline; Beddow, Peter A.; Williams, Leila; Bruen, Charles; Lupp, Lynda; Farmer, Jeanie; Mosiman, Melanie – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2014
Motivated by the multiple-measures clause of recent federal policy regarding student eligibility for alternate assessments based on modified academic achievement standards (AA-MASs), this study examined how scores or combinations of scores from a diverse set of assessments predicted students' end-of-year proficiency status on statewide achievement…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Alternative Assessment, Academic Achievement, Predictive Validity
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Elliott, Stephen N.; Roach, Andrew T.; Kurz, Alexander – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2014
We describe the concept of a dynamic instructional practices portfolio to evaluate special education teachers. This portfolio features the My Instructional Learning Opportunities Guidance System (MyiLOGS) as the core component. MyiLOGS is an online, daily self-report measure of opportunity to learn (OTL) that provides detailed information on…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Evaluation