Title

Do Data-Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety Inventory Scores Mean the Same Thing for Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers?

Publication Title

Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

ISSN

07342829

E-ISSN

15575144

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Teacher data-driven decision making (DDDM) is a professional practice of great prominence in the current K-12 education system. Moreover, teacher self-efficacy and anxiety around DDDM represent important measurement targets in both research and practice. This study consequently examined the validity, reliability, and invariance of data collected via the Data-Driven Decision-Making Efficacy and Anxiety (3D-MEA) Inventory among U.S. in-service (N = 365) and pre-service (N = 457) teachers. The 3D-MEA is intended to measure four dimensions of self-efficacy related to DDDM, as well as anxiety related to DDDM. Multi-group confirmatory factor analyses established structural measurement invariance, which supports meaningful and effectively interchangeable interpretation of 3D-MEA scores with both in-service and pre-service teachers. Reliability estimates were also high in both populations. Limitations and future directions are discussed.

First Page

482

Last Page

498

Publication Date

7-1-2022

DOI

10.1177/07342829211069220

Keywords

data-driven decision making, in-service teachers, invariance, pre-service teachers, validity

Department

Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA)| Department of Special and Early Education

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