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A Factor Analysis of the NETS Performance Profiles: Searching for Constructs of Self-Concept and Technology Professionalism
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, , Ball State University, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 13, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

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A factor analysis was conducted on data (n=956) from surveys based on the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Performance Profiles to see how well student responses matched the six-factor NETS structure. Findings show that the performance profiles, when used directly as an assessment instrument, do not factor to the six-factor standard. Instead, two composite factors emerged: 1) Technology Self-Concept and 2) Policy and Professionalism. The authors conclude that self-assessments of educational technology using NETS are problematic at both the individual and institutional level. Findings also support for the notion of early education in educational technology to provide individuals with a multidimensional concept of educational technology sufficient for more meaningful field experiences later in the teacher education program.

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Stuve, M. & Cassady, J. (2005). A Factor Analysis of the NETS Performance Profiles: Searching for Constructs of Self-Concept and Technology Professionalism. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 13(2), 303-32432. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved February 25, 2020 from .

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