Development and validation of an instrument to assess mathematics educators’ visions of mathematics instruction

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sherrad Okeyo (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Holt Wilson

Abstract: This study reports on the development of a survey instrument designed to assess mathematics educators’ instructional visions along what is identified in the research literature as significant dimensions of mathematics classroom practice. This survey instrument is intended to be a tool for informing implementation research and policymaking. This paper describes the extensive instrument development process that was undertaken to ensure that the final product could be applied with sufficient reliability to assess individuals’ visions of math instruction. Data analysis procedures included using respondents’ feedback, cognitive interviewing, Cronbach’s alpha statistics and factors analysis for each dimension, and follow-up interviews. The final instrument consists of 28-items, in three dimensions, all with acceptable levels of reliability. Future directions include the addition of a pool of items to the existing instrument.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
Implementation, Standard-based instruction, Survey, Vision
Mathematics $x Study and teaching $x Research
Mathematics $x Study and teaching $x Evaluation
Education $x Aims and objectives

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