Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Teacher Scales and Sample Items – Efficacy for Teaching English Language Learners


I am confident that I can…

  1. Adapt instruction for students who are English Language Learners
  2. Adapt my instruction so that even students who are English Language Learners can master the material.
  3. Help students who are English Language learners understand the material in my classes.
  4. Promote real understanding of the material in English Language Learners.
  5. Help students who are English Language Learners succeed in my classes.
  6. Adapt classroom instruction to meet the needs of a culturally and linguistically diverse student population.

It is recommended that these items be used on a 5-point scale that is anchored at the endpoints and in the middle with the following options: Not at all confident, Somewhat confident, and Very confident.

Descriptive Statistics:

Alpha Mean Stan. Dev.
Skewness

Wave 1
.91 3.7 .87 -.23
Wave 3
.88 3.7 .85 -.26
Wave 4
.92 3.8 .74 -.39