This article describes the procedures used in developing and validating a set of statements for Australian special education teachers. Using the existing AITSL Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the proficient level as a basis, a set of statements describing the specific skills and knowledge required by Australian educators working in special education and inclusive settings was prepared. Two groups of subject matter experts reviewed, revised and rated the relevance of the complete set of 49 statements. According to the experts’ ratings the content validity of each statement and the corresponding standard met Polit et al.’s (2007) criteria for excellence.
Dally, K. A.,
& Dempsey, I.
Content Validation of Statements Describing the Essential Work of Australian Special Education Teachers.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(2).