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ERIC Number: EJ1227299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-1745
Same, Similar, or Something Completely Different? Calibrating Student Surveys and Classroom Observations of Teaching Quality onto a Common Metric
van der Lans, Rikkert M.; van de Grift, Wim J. C. M.; van Veen, Klaas
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v38 n3 p55-64 Fall 2019
Using item response theory, this study explores whether student survey and classroom observation items can be calibrated onto a common metric of teaching quality. The data comprises 269 lessons of 141 teachers that were scored on the International Comparative Analysis of Learning and Teaching (ICALT) observation instrument and the My Teacher student survey. Using Rasch model concurrent calibration, items from both instruments were calibrated onto a common one-dimensional metric of teaching quality. Most items were found to fit the model. Challenges pertain mainly to items measuring teaching students learning strategies and differentiation. Explanations for these difficulties are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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