Thursday, August 24th, 2017

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


  1. In our math class, it’s important to get higher scores on tests than other students.
  2. In our math class, it’s important to get more right answers than other students.
  3. In our math class, getting better grades than other students is the main goal.
  4. In our math class, it’s important to show how smart you are compared to others.
  5. In our math class, it’s important to look like you can do the work.

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
.84 2.22 .98 .66
High School
5
.84 2.59 1.09 .35

Total
5
.85 2.36 1.04 .55