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Magee, Robert G.; Jones, Brett D. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
This article describes the development of an instrument to assess beliefs about standardized testing in schools, a topic of much heated debate. The Beliefs About Standardized Testing scale was developed to measure the extent to which individuals support high-stakes standardized testing. The 9-item scale comprises three subscales which measure…
Descriptors: Testing, Measures (Individuals), Standardized Tests, Epistemology
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Brown, Gavin; Harris, Lois – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2012
Student beliefs about assessment may vary according to the level of schooling. The "Students Conceptions of Assessment" version 6 (SCoA-VI) inventory elicits attitudes towards four beliefs (assessment: improves teaching and learning, measures external factors, has affective impact/benefit, is irrelevant). Using multi-group confirmatory…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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O'Neill, Sue; Stephenson, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
With the growing adoption of the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) system state-wide in New South Wales, Australia, it was of interest to determine the readiness of behaviour specialists to conduct Functional Behaviour Assessments (FBA) as part of the third tier of School-wide PBS provision. This article presents the findings from a survey…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Change
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Dorman, Jeffrey P. – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2009
This paper reports the partitioning of variance in scale scores from the use of three classroom environment instruments. Data sets from the administration of the What Is Happening In this Class (WIHIC) to 4,146 students, the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) to 2,167 students and the Catholic School Classroom Environment Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Classroom Environment, Scores
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Arbuckle, Christie; Little, Emma – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2004
A survey of 96 Australian primary and secondary school teachers was carried out based on a stratified random sample. The study aimed to determine Middle Years teachers' perceptions and management of disruptive classroom behaviour. Variables such as gender, teacher confidence and experience, supports, specific disruptive student behaviours, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers