Recognition/Checklist Format

The Learning Environment Preferences (LEP) is an objective, recognition-task instrument based on the qualitative research done over the years on the MID. The LEP items were drawn both from the Perry position rating criteria used with the MID and from actual MID student essays available in the CSID data bank. The instrument is patterned after Jim Rest’s Defining Issues Test in both format and to some extent scoring. The LEP has been used at a wide variety of institutions and student samples across the nation; at this point we have several thousand responses in our data bank. The current cost of the LEP is $1.00 per instrument, including scoring. Scoring includes a summary of the two major indices of the instrument as well as a breakdown by Perry position responses; more elaborate analyses can be arranged. Like the MID, an instrument manual is available from CSID for $10.

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