Measuring Institutional Change

Munoz, Guskey, and Aberli (2009) offer an approach to measuring institutional change in K-12 environments that may be adapted to any learning environment.

The scale was designed to assess the organizations’ advocacy, support, accommodation, facilitation and recognition. Specifically, the survey measures the organizational climate and procedures, the degree to which the program was implemented, facilitated and supported, and the resources made available. At Level 3 (Guskey, 2000), the survey focuses on questions about the organization characteristics and attributes necessary for success. For example, did the professional development activities promote changes that were aligned with the mission of the school and district? Were changes at the individual level encourage and supported at all levels?

The scale contains four constructs:

  • Professional Development (Item 1-4): Cronbach’s alpha=.76
  • Program Implementation (Item 5-8): Cronbach’s alpha=.88
  • Organizational Support (Item 9-14): Cronbach’s alpha=.81
  • School Climate (Item15-17): Cronbach’s alpha=.79

The reliability of all items was .91.

The scale may be accessed through the repository or here.

Munoz, M.A., Guskey, T.R. , Aberli, J. (2009). Struggling Readers in Urban High Schools: Evaluating the Impact of Professional Development in Literacy. Planning and Changing, 40, 1-25.