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Observer Ratings of Middle School Environments: Common Area

Observer ratings of staff behavior management practices and student behavior in school common areas such as hallways/breezeways, lunchroom, outdoors, gym, etc.

middle school, behavior, behavior management, observer rating
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). Observer Ratings of Middle School Environments: Common Area. (Unpublished manual). Eugene, OR: Oregon Research Institute.

Instrument

A three page paper instrument

Assessment Modality

A rating form to be filled out by the observer of the the Middle School Environments: Common Area observation, directly after the observation.

Respondent

the respondent should have completed the Middle School Environments: Common Area observation

Instrument Details

middle schools
English
10-15 minutes
51
- Monitoring (5 items, section B items 1-5)
- Effective Behavior Management (7 items, section C items 1-7)
- Positive Attention (2 items, section D items 1-2)
- Student's Positive Behavior (7 items, section E items 1-4, 6-8)
- Quality of School Common Area (4 items, section G items 1-4) - assessed in gym, gameroom, or outdoor activity area only
- Student's Problem Behavior (11 items, section F, no scale created because of low base rates for many of the behaviors—the highly antisocial ones have no variance)

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

Procedures for observer ratings

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Observer Ratings of Middle School Environments: Common Area - Julie Rusby
Psychometrics for Observer Ratings of Middle School Environments: Common Area - Julie Rusby