Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Student Ratings of the Teacher or Class – Classroom Goal Structure: Mastery Approach


  1. In our math class, it’s OK to make mistakes as long as you’re learning.
  2. In our math class it’s important to understand the work, not just memorize it.
  3. In our math class, really understanding the material is the main goal.
  4. In our math class, learning new ideas and concepts is very important.
  5. In our math class, how much you improve is really important.

It is recommended that these items be used on a 7-point scale that is anchored at the endpoints and in the middle with the following options: Not at all true (0), Somewhat true (3), and Very true (6).

Descriptive Statistics:

Sample Items Alpha Mean Stan. Dev. Skewness

Middle School
5
.79 4.08 .75 -.89
High School
5
.79 4.18 .78 -1.24

Total
5
.79 4.12 .76 -1.00