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Observing Students in Classroom Settings: A Review of Seven Coding Schemes

Observing Students in Classroom Settings: A Review of Seven Coding Schemes,Robert J. Volpe,James C. DiPerna,John M. Hintze

Observing Students in Classroom Settings: A Review of Seven Coding Schemes   (Citations: 10)
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A variety of coding schemes are available for direct observational as- sessment of student classroom behavior. These instruments have been used for a number of assessment tasks including screening children in need of further evalu- ation for emotional and behavior problems, diagnostic assessment of emotional and behavior problems, assessment of classroom ecology in the formulation of academic interventions, and monitoring the progress of medical, psychosocial, and academic interventions. Although this method of behavioral assessment has a high degree of face validity, it is essential to consider the psychometric properties of available coding schemes to select the appropriate instrument for a given as- sessment. This article reviews the structure, content, training requirements, and available psychometric properties of seven available direct observation codes. Rec- ommendations for the use of each code and future directions for research in obser- vational assessment are provided.
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    • ...Observational approaches, which focus on children's responses to situational demands, allow researchers to examine how children calibrate their behavior in classroom interactions over time (Volpe, DiPerna, Hintze, & Shapiro, 2005) rather than defining competence in terms of the presence or absence of a specific, isolated behavior...

    Leslie M. Boorenet al. Observations of Children's Interactions with Teachers, Peers, and Task...

    • ...Likewise, direct observational methods are also often used to assess overall behavior frequencies (see Volpe et al. 2005; Weisz et al. 2005) rather than to provide detailed analyses of proximal situational determinants (Nock and Kurtz 2005)...

    Jack C. Wrightet al. Reassessing the Assessment of Change in At-Risk Youth: Conflict and Co...

    • ...Volpe, DiPerna, Hintze, and Shapiro (2005) identified four classroom observation systems that showed good reliability and validity for ADHD diagnoses...

    Stephanie H. McConaughyet al. Incremental Validity of Test Session and Classroom Observations in a M...

    • ...Classroom observations of student behavior are the most frequently used assessment method by school psychologists (Wilson & Reschly, 1996), and considered a necessary component when conducting a functional analysis of inattention, aggression, and other forms of externalizing behavior problems (Volpe, DiPerna, Hintze, & Shapiro, 2005)...
    • ...Several standardized observation coding schemes are currently available for these purposes (for a review, see Volpe et al., 2005); however, none contain information regarding the various factors that potentially influence classroom observations (e.g., impact of length and duration of observations on observed behavior rates)...
    • ...Decisions for each type of moderator were based on the following reviews: Direct observations (Harris & Lahey, 1982; Heyman et al., 2001; Volpe et al., 2005), diagnostic assessment (Rapport, Kofler, Alderson, & Raiker, 20072), and study design (Cohen, 2003; Tabachnick...
    • ...The direct impact of classroom factors on attentive behavior illustrates a potential shortcoming of normed-based, direct observation coding systems of attention (Volpe et al., 2005), and indicates that contextual dynamics need to be considered when interpreting information about classroom behavior (Lauth et al., 2006)...

    Michael J. Kofleret al. Quantifying ADHD classroom inattentiveness, its moderators, and variab...

    • ...The TOF and SCICA also have items similar to those on the DOF, which can be used for direct observations in classrooms (see Volpe et al., 2005)...
    • ...Although the scoring rules include instances and noninstances of specific problems, they are still not as precise as operational definitions for target behaviors of some of the classroom observation codes described by Volpe et al. (2005)...

    Stephanie H. McConaughy. Direct Observational Assessment During Test Sessions and Child Clinica...

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