Date of Award
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
Dr. Richard Wikoff
The utility of observational assessment instruments has been well supported in the literature. However, numerous problems arise as to the establishment of adequate reliability and validity for these instruments. This study was conducted with the purpose of researching an observational assessment instrument, the Child Behavior Checklist - Direct Observation Form, which attempts to meet these psychometric qualifications. To address the top of reliability, interobserver ratings for behavior dimensions of problem behavior and on-task behavior for 25 males, ages 6-11, were calculated through the use of intra-class generalizability coefficient.
Gilmore, Jeanne M., "lnterobserver Reliability and Convergent Validity in Observational Assessment" (1981). Student Work. 2328.