A Validation of the Collaborative Alternative Magnet School for Leadership (CAMS) Student Survey

Publication Year:
2008
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Repository URL:
https://opencommons.uconn.edu/nera_2008/32
Author(s):
Xia, Wei; Yakimowski, Mary E.; Bransfield, Maureen; McNally, Carolyn
Tags:
Survey; Magnet School; Factor Analysis; Reliability; Education; Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
conference paper description
The Collaborative Alternative Magnet School for Leadership (CAMS) Student Survey is intended to assess students' leadership development and skills. The survey was originally adapted by the Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) from Connecticut's Common Core of Learning, and was recently revised and used by CAMS. There are four basic aspects in the CAMS Student Survey: responsibility, persistence, respect for culture diversity, and sense of community. In this paper, the authors write about the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) that was conducted to explore the factor structure of the survey, and also report the reliability analysis results. Recommendations are provided about further revisions of the CAMS Student Survey and its future applications.