THE DISPOSITIONS PROJECT: POST-TEST MATERIALS SET #3
The Human Relations Incidents (16 in all) provided in HRI Set #3 will be used to measure your reliability using the Perceptual Rating Scales. By using the link provided in the email you were sent, you can start the ratings, save what you have done, and return to finish the ratings at a later date.
These HRIs were written by teachers or students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education courses. The instructions for writing an HRI are as follows:
Think of a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping role with one or more other persons. The event you describe should be one that has personal meaning for you (something that interested you, something that made you wonder, something that made you feel good, something that just didn't work out as you had hoped, etc.). It would be helpful if you describe feelings about the situation. Include as much detail as possible when answering the following questions:
Describe the situation as it occurred at the time. What did you do in that particular situation? How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it? How do you feel about the situation now? What would you change, if anything?
Prior to scoring the HRIs, you should have read ASSESSING EDUCATOR DISPOSITIONS MANUAL (available at www.educatordispositions.org) and completed all the assignments. The procedures used for evaluating the HRIs are as follows:
• Read the Human Relations Incident. • Refamiliarize yourself with the four perceptual scales. • Reread the Human Relations Incident, keeping the definitions in mind. • Select one of the four perceptual scales for which you can find the best evidence for rating the particular Human Relations Incident. • Examine the remaining scales, reread the Human Relations Incident if necessary, and provide a rating on the remaining three scales.
Rate each HRIs on the four perceptual scales. The scores on each scale will be added together for a total score (between 4 and 28). A total score between 18 and 28 indicates perceptions which have been demonstrated to be characteristic of effective educators; score between 4 and 14 indicates perceptions which have been demonstrated to be characteristic of ineffective educators; and a total score between 14 and 18 could indicate that the person’s perceptions are between the two definitions, neither of the definitions would fit the available information, or the incident may not have supplied you with enough information on which to infer a rating. The scores should be considered approximate. Variations are expected, even among highly trained raters.