• A Survey Measuring Elementary Teachers' Implementation of Standards-Based Mathematics Teaching

    John A. Ross, Douglas McDougall, Anne Hogaboam-Gray, Ann LeSage
    Intensive case study is an expensive tool for measuring teachers' instructional practice.    Previous research suggests that teacher self-report surveys provide a low-cost and relatively accurate picture of classroom practice. To examine the extent to which teachers implement mathematics education reform, we developed a 20-item survey based on nine dimensions of standards-based teaching. In this article, we provide evidence of the reliability (i.e., internal consistency) and validity of the instrument.    The evidence consists of correlations of survey scores with a mandated performance assessment in Grade 6 mathematics, congruence with classroom observations of a small sample of teachers, and demonstrations that teachers who are similar in their claims about using a standards-based text series differ in how they use the text in ways predicted by the survey.
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