Measuring the complexity of teaching practice for equity: Development of a scenario-format scale
Chang, W-C., Ludlow, L., Grudnoff, L., Ell, F., Haigh, M., Hill, M., & Cochran-Smith, M.(2019). Measuring the complexity of teaching practice for equity: Development of a scenario-format scale. Teaching and Teacher Education, 82, 69-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.03.004
This study presents the development and implementation of a novel approach to measure enactment of equity-centered teaching practice. The construct of practice for equity is drawn from international syntheses and the details of the scenario-format scale development are emphasized. The result is a 15-item Teaching Equity Enactment Scenario (TEES) Scale that measures a meaningful continuum of levels of teaching practice for equity. The scale also provides a narrative interpretation of participants’ levels of enacting equity-centered practice based on their simple raw scores. The implications for research on teaching and teacher education are discussed.