International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Validation of the Teacher’s High Stakes Testing Survey
Lantry L. Brockmeier, Robert B. Green, James G. Archibald, James L. Pate, Donald W. Leech

The purpose of this study was to examine the soundness of the psychometric characteristics of the Teacher’s High Stakes Testing Survey. The 49-item instrument is comprised of six hypothesized subscales (i.e., curriculum, teaching, work satisfaction, stress, accountability, and students) measured with a five-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). An expert panel reviewed the instrument plus an exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted. Expert panel members suggested only a few minor wording modifications to improve the instrument. The confirmatory factor analyses yielded data to support the fit of the model and measurement invariance of the model by gender and race or ethnicity.

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