OERL's instrument collection is designed to provide models
for the development of new instruments. Users are encouraged
to use or adapt instruments, sections, or individual questions
to create instruments that are tailored to their projects.
We caution users, however, that sound instrument development
requires further piloting of any instrument that has been
adapted for use in a context that differs significantly from
the context in which it was developed. The instruments were
selected from data collection forms and protocols developed
especially for evaluations of actual NSF-funded projects.
There are also some instruments from technology projects funded
by the U.S. Department of Education.
The instruments gather information that is not contained
in data and indicators available from archival sources (such
as registrar records of courses taken and grade-point averages).
The instruments are grouped by respondent (e.g., teachers/faculty,
students) and by type (e.g., questionnaires, surveys, interviews,
Click on a project type tab on the left (Curriculum Development,
Teacher Education, etc.) to see the sample instruments for
that project type.
Also available are answers to frequently
asked questions about instruments and a complete list of contributors.
To get a more complete understanding of instrument characteristics
(Design, Technical Qualities, and Use & Utility) and how
they are applied, take a look at the quality
criteria, glossary, and
alignment table for instruments.
The alignment table aligns the criteria entries and glossary
definitions of instrument characteristics with evaluation
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