Construction of the situational judgment tests for teachers

Tzu Yang Chao, Yao-Ting Sung, Jia Li Huang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Situational Judgment Tests for Teachers (SJTTs) were developed as an alternative to the existing evaluation programs for selecting student teachers. A Situational Judgment Test for Middle-school Teachers (SJTMT), a Situational Judgment Test for Primary-school Teachers (SJTPT), and a Situational Judgment Test for Early-childhood Teachers (SJTET) have been developed by 30, 20, and 10 senior teachers, respectively. We recruited a total of 5,039 Taiwanese university students as participants, to evaluate the reliability and validity of these SJTTs. The reliability coefficients of the booklets in the SJTMT, SJTPT and SJTET fell between.19 and.74. In regards to validity, a Rasch analysis revealed that most of the SJTTs’ items fit the uni-dimensional Rasch model. Additionally, students who enrolled in teacher education programs have significantly higher scores on the SJTTs than those who did not attend these programs, providing known-group validity. An online SJTTs system was also set up to serve all the universities in Taiwan. This study discusses the construction and the practical application of SJTTs for the selection of student teachers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Fingerprint

teacher
primary school teacher
student teacher
childhood
university
Taiwan
student
evaluation
education
Group

Keywords

  • Rasch model
  • situational judgment tests for teachers
  • student teachers
  • teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

Cite this

Construction of the situational judgment tests for teachers. / Chao, Tzu Yang; Sung, Yao-Ting; Huang, Jia Li.

In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 01.01.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{46e1cd61eb594bb7a8d2c9840458ce56,
title = "Construction of the situational judgment tests for teachers",
abstract = "Situational Judgment Tests for Teachers (SJTTs) were developed as an alternative to the existing evaluation programs for selecting student teachers. A Situational Judgment Test for Middle-school Teachers (SJTMT), a Situational Judgment Test for Primary-school Teachers (SJTPT), and a Situational Judgment Test for Early-childhood Teachers (SJTET) have been developed by 30, 20, and 10 senior teachers, respectively. We recruited a total of 5,039 Taiwanese university students as participants, to evaluate the reliability and validity of these SJTTs. The reliability coefficients of the booklets in the SJTMT, SJTPT and SJTET fell between.19 and.74. In regards to validity, a Rasch analysis revealed that most of the SJTTs’ items fit the uni-dimensional Rasch model. Additionally, students who enrolled in teacher education programs have significantly higher scores on the SJTTs than those who did not attend these programs, providing known-group validity. An online SJTTs system was also set up to serve all the universities in Taiwan. This study discusses the construction and the practical application of SJTTs for the selection of student teachers.",
keywords = "Rasch model, situational judgment tests for teachers, student teachers, teacher education",
author = "Chao, {Tzu Yang} and Yao-Ting Sung and Huang, {Jia Li}",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/1359866X.2019.1633621",
language = "English",
journal = "Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education",
issn = "1359-866X",
publisher = "Routledge",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Construction of the situational judgment tests for teachers

AU - Chao, Tzu Yang

AU - Sung, Yao-Ting

AU - Huang, Jia Li

PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - Situational Judgment Tests for Teachers (SJTTs) were developed as an alternative to the existing evaluation programs for selecting student teachers. A Situational Judgment Test for Middle-school Teachers (SJTMT), a Situational Judgment Test for Primary-school Teachers (SJTPT), and a Situational Judgment Test for Early-childhood Teachers (SJTET) have been developed by 30, 20, and 10 senior teachers, respectively. We recruited a total of 5,039 Taiwanese university students as participants, to evaluate the reliability and validity of these SJTTs. The reliability coefficients of the booklets in the SJTMT, SJTPT and SJTET fell between.19 and.74. In regards to validity, a Rasch analysis revealed that most of the SJTTs’ items fit the uni-dimensional Rasch model. Additionally, students who enrolled in teacher education programs have significantly higher scores on the SJTTs than those who did not attend these programs, providing known-group validity. An online SJTTs system was also set up to serve all the universities in Taiwan. This study discusses the construction and the practical application of SJTTs for the selection of student teachers.

AB - Situational Judgment Tests for Teachers (SJTTs) were developed as an alternative to the existing evaluation programs for selecting student teachers. A Situational Judgment Test for Middle-school Teachers (SJTMT), a Situational Judgment Test for Primary-school Teachers (SJTPT), and a Situational Judgment Test for Early-childhood Teachers (SJTET) have been developed by 30, 20, and 10 senior teachers, respectively. We recruited a total of 5,039 Taiwanese university students as participants, to evaluate the reliability and validity of these SJTTs. The reliability coefficients of the booklets in the SJTMT, SJTPT and SJTET fell between.19 and.74. In regards to validity, a Rasch analysis revealed that most of the SJTTs’ items fit the uni-dimensional Rasch model. Additionally, students who enrolled in teacher education programs have significantly higher scores on the SJTTs than those who did not attend these programs, providing known-group validity. An online SJTTs system was also set up to serve all the universities in Taiwan. This study discusses the construction and the practical application of SJTTs for the selection of student teachers.

KW - Rasch model

KW - situational judgment tests for teachers

KW - student teachers

KW - teacher education

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85067658544&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85067658544&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/1359866X.2019.1633621

DO - 10.1080/1359866X.2019.1633621

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85067658544

JO - Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education

JF - Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education

SN - 1359-866X

ER -