Evaluation

Computing Attitudes Survey (CAS)

The Computing Attitudes Survey (CAS) is an extension of the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey and measures novice-to-expert attitude shifts about the nature of knowledge and problem solving in computer science. It has five subscales related to different facets of attitudes measured on the survey (transfer, personal interest, problem solving strategies, real world connections, and fixed mindset). Validity and reliability of the CAS has been evaluated with first-year undergraduate students in a variety of classes for both majors and non-majors in computing fields at multiple institutions.

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The Computer Attitude Questionnaire (CAQ)

Computer Attitude Questionnaire (CAQ) is a 65-item Likert instrument for measuring middle school students' attitudes on all Young Children's Computer Inventory subscales plus computer anxiety. The paired-comparisons portion of the Young Children's Computer Inventory is also included on the instrument. 

  • CAQ v5.14 4-point scale is recommended for grades 4-8.
  • CAQ v5.22 5-point version is available for high school use; includes all other areas on the CAQ plus a classroom E-mail subscale.

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Climate Change Attitude Survey (CSSA)

The Climate Change Attitude Survey is composed of 15 Likert-type attitudinal items selected to measure students’ beliefs and intentions toward the environment with a focus on climate change.

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Vocational Identity Status Assessment

This study reports the development and evaluation of the Vocational Identity Status Assessment (VISA), which is derived from established conceptual models and includes career exploration, commitment, and reconsideration dimensions.

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Science Learning Activation Survey

Career Planning Scale

This assessment guides individuals through the actual process counselors use, while increasing people’s career awareness and helping them make more informed decisions. It measures an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in the areas of knowledge of the world of work, self-knowledge, knowledge of occupations, career decision-making, career planning, and career implementation. Individuals gain specific feedback about the areas they need to improve and helpful strategies for furthering their career development.

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Student Engagement Walkthrough Checklist

Checklist includes a handbook explaining its use.

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Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment

Twenty-item survey on technology proficiency.

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Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale (CDSE)

The Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale (CDSE) measures an individual's degree of belief that he/she can successfully complete tasks necessary to making significant career decisions. The CDSE consists of five subscales measuring the five Career Choice Competencies of John O. Crites' Theory of Career Maturity. The CDSE is available in both a 50-item form and a 25-item short form. It is strongly linked to positive educational and career decisional outcomes.

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Educational and Career Interest Scale in Science, Technology and Math

The Educational and Career Interest scale, a self-report instrument measuring high school students’ educational and career interest in STEM, was developed and validated in two studies conducted during 2010 and 2011. Study 1 included data from 92 high school students, in which exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted with an initial item pool of 20 items. EFA identified three factors: educational and career interest in science, educational and career interest in technology, and educational and career interest in mathematics.

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