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Examining the efficacy of a professional development assessment tool
written by Alistair McInerny, Mila Kryjevskaia, and Alexey Leontyev
Professional development is an effective way to diffuse evidence-based instructional practices and support their implementation. At the same time, assessing the impacts of professional development opportunities in physics education is still an emerging field. In this paper, we examine the efficacy of an assessment instrument based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, a theoretical framework originating from psychology. The theory has been used in other fields to understand and predict behaviors, but it has not been utilized in STEM Education research. The theory posits that participants' attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control beliefs toward a particular behavior (e.g., implementation of active learning) predict intentions which, in turn, determine and explain that behavior. Previous work presented empirical data that shows a link exists between intentions (as measured by the instrument) and adoption of active learning strategies (as measured by the COPUS observation protocol). In this paper, we focus on examining evidence for the validity and reliability of measurements produced by the instrument, which is necessary to provide further validity to the empirical results of the prior study. We also discuss the retrospective pre-test methodology for data collection which helps minimize the effects of biases associated with self-reported data collected via traditional pre-post survey administrations. We use Arjoon, Xu, and Lewis's framework for validity and provide evidence for the reliability, internal structure, and temporal stability of our measures. We will also compare results from our instrument to those obtained using the Approaches to Teaching Inventory.
Physics Education Research Conference 2021
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: August 4-5, 2021
Pages 283-288
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Professional Development
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
= Methods
- Research Design & Methodology
= Validity
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
= Reform Dissemination
= Reform Sustainability
- Graduate/Professional
- Professional Development
- Reference Material
= Research study
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A. McInerny, M. Kryjevskaia, and A. Leontyev, Examining the efficacy of a professional development assessment tool, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, 2021, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15765&DocID=5497>.
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McInerny, A., Kryjevskaia, M., & Leontyev, A. (2021, August 4-5). Examining the efficacy of a professional development assessment tool. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference. Retrieved July 4, 2022, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15765&DocID=5497
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McInerny, A, M. Kryjevskaia, and A. Leontyev. "Examining the efficacy of a professional development assessment tool." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2021, Virtual Conference, August 4-5, 2021. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15765&DocID=5497 (accessed 4 July 2022).
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McInerny, Alistair, Mila Kryjevskaia, and Alexey Leontyev. "Examining the efficacy of a professional development assessment tool." Physics Education Research Conference 2021. Virtual Conference: 2021. 283-288 of PER Conference. 4 July 2022 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15765&DocID=5497>.
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