An IRT Analysis of Preservice Teacher Self-efficacy in Technology Integration

Apr. 02, 2011

Source: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, Volume 19, Issue 2, April 2011, 123-140

The Technology Integration Confidence Scale (TICS) represents a measure of preservice teacher traits regarding technology integration training.

However, past analyses of its functioning have been limited by sample size and isolated to pre- and post-course administrations during a single semester.

This article describes new Item Response Theory analyses of multi-semester the TICS data.

The author finds the TICS to function very well.
The author also finds that TICS scores remain consistent from semester-to-semester.
In addition, the author informs how the TICS should be revised to reflect the 2008 edition of the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers.

Updated: Jul. 16, 2013