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ERIC Number: EJ890618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
The ClassMaps Survey: A Measure of Middle School Science Students' Perceptions of Classroom Characteristics
Doll, Beth; Spies, Robert A.; Champion, Allison; Guerrero, Chelsie; Dooley, Kadie; Turner, April
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v28 n4 p338-348 Aug 2010
This study examined the structure, internal consistency, and construct validity of the ClassMaps Survey, a measure of classroom characteristics that are related to students' resilience and classroom success. Participants were 1,019 fifth- through eighth-grade science students who completed the ClassMaps Survey, a survey describing their classroom engagement, and three surveys describing their attitudes about science learning after being in their science class for 6 months. Results confirmed that the survey's items factored into the predicted subscales and that the subscales' internal consistency was adequate. Although significant grade and gender effects were noted, the effect sizes were uniformly small. Subscales of the ClassMaps Survey correlated as predicted with the four additional scales. Results suggest that the ClassMaps Survey is a promising measure of the characteristics of classrooms that promote resilience. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A