A Confirmatory Factor Analytic Model of Evaluation Use

The purpose of this study was to develop and test a second-order factor analytic model of conceptual, instrumental, and symbolic use of evaluation information. The participants were 38 elementary and secondary school teachers who participated in the British Columbia School Accreditation Program. Structural equation modeling was used to test the fit of the model. The results confirmed a three factor structure of conceptual, instrumental, and symbolic use. Cross-validation indicated that the model would likely replicate in other independent samples.