The Design, Engineering and Technology (DET) Survey was developed to assess K-12 teachers’ perceptions of engineering and their familiarity with teaching design, engineering and technology. The survey consists of 40 self-report items answered through a 4-point Likert scale (1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=agree, and 4 = strongly agree). The items measure four factors: importance of DET (19 items), familiarity with DET (8 items), stereotypical characteristics of engineers (7 items) and barriers in integrating DET (6 items).
The Engineering Education Beliefs and Expectations Instrument (EEBEI) was designed to measure "teachers' beliefs and expectations about pre-college engineering instruction and preparation for students' access to college engineering programs and future career success in engineering" (Nathan et al., 2010, p.409). The EEBEI consists of 102 items. Seventy of the items in the EEBEI are Likert scale items, 16 are demographic items, and 16 items are based upon short vignettes (Nathan et al., 2010).
The Middle School Self-Efficacy Scale is a measure of career decision-making self-efficacy; career decision-making outcome expectancies, intentions, and goals; math and science self-efficacy; and math and science outcome expectancies, intentions, and goals. Items on career decision-making self-efficacy were modified from the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale (Taylor & Betz, 1983).
The Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scale measures student attitudes towards mathematics. The survey consists of 4 subscales, each designed to measure confidence, math as a male domain, teacher perception, and usefulness.
The link provides access to documentation for the Modified Fennema Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scale as well as reviews of the scale.
Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.
The Occupational Values Scale measures occupational values appropriate for middle school students. This measure contains four value subscales of 4 items each: two male sex-typed (money, power) and two female sex-typed (family, altruism). Participants rated the importance of each item using response options on a Likert scale ranging from “not at all important” (1) to “very important” (4).
The linked article provides documentation for this instrument.
The Personal Globe Inventory (PGI) is an inventory that assesses interests and self-estimates of ability in a wide variety of areas. It provides a wealth of information that can be used in career and educational planning. There are two versions of the PGI: the PGI and the PGI-Short. The PGI can be accessed online or through a downloadable Windows file.
The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI) is used in many studies to measure science teaching self-efficacy and outcome expectancy in preservice elementary teachers. This 25-item instrument uses a 5-point Likert scale.
The STEBI-A is the version recommended for use with in-service teachers; the STEBI-B is the version recommended for use with pre-service teachers.