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Activity Number: 484
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Survey Research Methods
Abstract - #308362
Title: Optimal Design for Consistent Rating of Classroom Instructions
Author(s): Yongyun Shin*+ and Stephen W. Raudenbush
Companies: Virginia Commonwealth University and The University of Chicago
Address: 730 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23298,
Keywords: Reliability ; Consistent Rating ; Hierarchical Linear Model ; Classroom Instruction ; Blocks

Classrooms are rated on the effectiveness of instructions given to students. A rater rates the effectiveness scores on n instruction items in a classroom. Cost constraint prevents each of available KB raters from rating all JB classes. Instead, K raters are randomly assigned to a block in which each rater rates J classrooms in the block. This design creates B incomplete blocks. This paper finds a design of an experiment that leads to an optimal choice for n, J, K and B to yield consistent ratings of classroom instructions.

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