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Reliability of the Global Real-time Assessment Tool for Teaching Enhancement (G-RATE)In response to the need for research-based assessment tools for effective teaching and to providefeedback to graduate teaching assistants about their instructional interactions in a classroom, theGlobal Real-time Assessment Tool for Teaching Enhancement (G-RATE) has been developed.The G-RATE has a flexible and easy-to-use interface that allows use in lecture and laboratoryenvironments to collect data from a variety of stakeholders, including undergraduate students,instructors, researchers, and administrators.This paper presents a brief overview of the revised version of the Observer function of the G-RATE (Cox, Hahn, McNeill, Cekic, Zhu, & London, 2011) (Figure 1), which collects real-timeclassroom data framed within the context of Bransford, Brown, and Cocking’s (1999) “HowPeople Learn” framework and reports information about the reliability of this function. Usingboth pen-and-paper and video vignettes of engineering classroom occurrences, researchers reportthe process for determining the interrater (interobserver) reliability of this function and reportpossible changes to the G-RATE based upon reliability measures. Future work related to theObserver function is presented. Figure 1. Revised Observer function of the G-RATEREFERENCECox, M.F., Hahn, J., McNeill, N., Cekic, O., Zhu, J. & London, J. (2011). Enhancing the Quality of Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistants through Multidimensional Feedback. Advances in Engineering Education, 2(3), 1-20.Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (Eds). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999.
Sambamurthy, N., & London, J. S., & Hahn, J., & Zhu, J., & Cox, M. F. (2013, June), Reliability of the Global Real-time Assessment Tool for Teaching Enhancement (G-RATE) Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22417
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