Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)



First Advisor

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.


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Psychology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Educational Specialist University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Jeanne M. Gilmore May, 1981