Writing likert scale questions

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Bill McIntosh
SchoolVision Inc..
Authorized South Carolina K-12 Consultant for eInstruction by Turning Technologies
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Writing likert scale questions

  1. 1. Writing Likert Scale Questions for the Classroom Performance System and Insight 360 A Likert scale is a type of question where respondents are asked to rate the level at which they agree or disagree with a statement. For instance on a scale from one to five a user can strongly disagree or strongly agree with a statement. The scale is named for the professor who invented the concept. ( A college professor recently corrected my pronunciation..it is correctly pronounced (LIK ert) The Classroom Performance System from eInstruction lends itself to these kinds of questions. Using the CPS response pads to deliver these kinds of questions is easy to do. It also means that at the end of the session, one does not need to gather and total the responses. The CPS software will generate reports for you. Using the CPS response pads is also a “green way” to deliver this kind of assessment. There is no need to print out a sheet for each respondent and if you do a lot of these kinds of sessions you will save both paper and time.
  2. 2. If you do already have these questions printed, the “fastgrade” function in the CPS software allows the creation of an answer key. These printed sheets can be used with the response pads, and one set could be used over and over. And if you do have a printed set of questions, that will mean you don’t have to “type in” any questions to CPS. Simply print out your question handouts, create an answer key in fast grade, and you are ready to go! The CPS software also has an “anonymous” mode that doesn’t capture who responded to what question. If assuring your audience that their answer are anonymous, that is a feature available in the CPS software. It is also important to point out that the eInstruction InterwriteMobi , our wireless tablet that works with our eInstruction response pads does have an embedded “KWIK” screen. “KWIK” stands for “Know what I know” and it is possible, for each question you ask to see exactly who put what answer . Again, that can be turned off in the anonymous mode, but it is possible to see exactly who “disagrees” instantly, in the case that is desirable, using the KWIK screen. As a former 7th grade teacher, I can think of many times that it would have been good to “know what they knew…or felt” right away!
  3. 3. CPS Pulse RF Response Pads and Mobi with “KWIK” Screen Let me also add for those with IR pads and the new SPARK, the Mobi works with them too ! Also, that you don’t Need a Mobi to get on screen summaries. The CPS software will show totals and the reports will show exactly who put what. However, getting that instant feedback immediately on the Mobi screen is a very good thing. And seeing who put what answer is something that the Mobi, and Mobiview allow.
  4. 4. Here are some verbs that will assist in writing good Likert Scale Questions. The verbs in RED are the ones most commonly used in each category .
  5. 5. The charts with the LIkert Scale verbs listed above can be found at : http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/siegle/research/Instrument%20Relia bility%20and%20Validity/Likert.html These charts were produced by : Del Siegle, Ph.D.
 Neag School of Education - University of Connecticut
 del.siegle@uconn.edu
 www.delsiegle.com I received DrSiegle’s express permission to use his charts in this file. Another aspect of CPS is the ability to add Graphics to illustrate questions. Thus it is possible to put “emoticons” beside each question, if that is of interest I have found some of these kinds of graphics on a site for royalty free graphics. Here are some examples:
  6. 6. These graphics could be used to represent Agree and Disagree These were found at http://www.clipproject.info/ Another source for emoticons is the content library in the Workspace Software. Workspace is an eInstruction software package and is bundled with the eInstruction InterwriteMobi and Dualboard. These three characters are “Jamal” , “Janice” and “Jason”. There are a total of 11 “characters” in Workspace and each character has a full range of expressions. Thus it is possible to use emoticons that represent different genders and ethnic groups, where that is appropriate. I hope this info will be useful in writing successful Likert Scale Questions. Don’t have a Mobi?The Workspace software is free download from the
  7. 7. eInstruction website and the user of any eInstruction product is entitled to use it. Can you use Workspace with another companies tablet or Whiteboard? Sure . In fact, one of my fellow “ECS” told me one of his teachers said it made her “smart board” ….SMARTER ! I am the authorized K-12 representative in South Carolina for eInstruction by Turning Point. Bill McIntosh SchoolVision Inc.. Authorized South Carolina K-12 Consultant for eInstruction by Turning Technologies Phone :843-442-8888 Email :WKMcIntosh@Comcast.net Twitter :@OtisTMcIntosh
  8. 8. SchoolVision Website on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/WKMIII Website :www.einstruction.com Stay Connected - @eInstruction • Facebook Turning Technologies | 255 West Federal Street | Youngstown, OH Main: 330-746-3015 | Toll Free: 866-746-3015 | Fax: 330-884-6065 www.TurningTechnologies.com

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