ITEST Data Brief: Published Instruments Used by ITEST Projects to Measure Impact
ITEST LRC Data Brief Volume 1, Issue 2
This Data Brief explores findings reported in the 2011-2012 Management Information System (MIS). In this edition we focus on the topic of validated instruments, by analyzing information reported by the projects regarding their use of instruments to measure youth and teacher outcomes, their research questions and their evaluation questions. The MIS asked project Principal Investigators (PIs) whether or not they use externally developed and validated instruments to measure youth or teacher outcomes. For those projects using external instruments, the MIS asked the PI to specify the instrument name. Twenty-seven PIs said they use externally validated instruments to measure youth outcomes, and 29 PIs said they do so to measure teacher outcomes. The PIs identified a total of 84 different validated instruments currently in use (12 different instruments were identified by more than one PI).