Title

An investigation of the accuracy with which general education teachers use a Daily Behavior Report Card (DBRC) to rate disruptive behavior

Date of Completion

January 2006

Keywords

Education, Educational Psychology|Education, Teacher Training

Degree

Ph.D.

Abstract

In this study, the effect of three levels of training (interactive, self-study, and none) on teacher accuracy when using a Daily Behavior Report Card (DBRC) was compared. Each training group used a DBRC to rate typical classroom behaviors viewed via a video. Comparisons of the accuracy of ratings as determined by an expert panel were made between the groups. The acceptability of using DBRCs was investigated as well. Results revealed significant differences in accuracy between both the no training and self-study groups when compared to the expert panel. The interactive training group was significantly more accurate than the other groups, but found the measure to be less acceptable. Implications, limitations and future directions are discussed. ^