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Observations of Middle School Environments: Classroom

Direct observation of staff behavior management practices and overall student behavior in the classroom.

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Julie Rusby
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Contact

Julie C. Rusby
Oregon Research Institute
1715 Franklin Blvd.
Eugene OR, 97403
juliecr@ori.org

Citation and Copyright

Rusby, J. C., Milchak, C., Gordon, J., Ware, R., & Hulegaard, K. (2007). Observations of Middle School Environments: Classroom. (Unpublished manual). Eugene, OR: Oregon Research Institute.


Instrument

a four page paper coding sheet (teleform format)

Assessment Modality

Direct observation of staff behavior management practices and overall student behavior in the classroom.

Respondent

Instrument Details

Middle Schools
20 minutes
Classroom Content:
Teacher Lead Instruction (TLI), Independent Seat Work (ISW),
Cooperative Work Groups (CWG), Free Choice Time (FCT), Transition (TT)

Staff Behavior Management Strategies:
Precorrection/Prompt (PRE), Approval (APP), Criticism (CRIT), Tangible
Reinforcer (T+), Tangible Punitive Consequence (T-)

Student Behavior:
Non-comply (NC), Disruptive (DIS), Major Rule Violations (MRV)

Publications & Presentations

Rusby, J.C., Crowley, R., Sprague, J., Biglan, A. (2011). Observations of the middle school environment: Context for student behavior beyond the classroom. Psychology in the Schools, 48, 400-415.

Manual

Observation Protocol and Behavior Coding Definitions

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Observations of Middle School Environments: Classroom - Julie Rusby
Psychometrics for Observations of Middle School Environments: Classroom - Julie Rusby