Evaluation

Twenty Statements Test (TST)

The Twenty Statements Test (TST) is an instrument used to measure self concept.  It was devised in 1954 by Manfred Kuhn & Thomas McPartland, with the aim of finding a standardized way to measure assumptions and self-attitudes. The test takes the form of a survey, with respondents asked to give up to twenty responses to the prompts, "Who am I?" or "I am..."; it is not mandatory that respondents give twenty answers.

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Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)

The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) was introduced to the education research field as a theoretical framework for understanding teacher knowledge required for effective technology integration. Seven components are addressed in the TPACK framework: Technology Knowledge, Content Knowledge, Pedagogical Knowledge, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Content Knowledge, Technological Pedagogical Knowledge, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge.

The link below provides access to the instrument and documentation about the instrument.

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Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale

The Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (also known as the Ohio State Teacher Efficacy Scale (OSTES)) is a self assessment designed to gain a better understanding of the kinds of things that create difficulties for teachers in their school activities. Two forms, a long form with 24 items and a short forms with 12 items, include three teacher efficacy subscales: instructional strategies, classroom management, and student engagement. 

The links below provides access to the instrument and information on its development.

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Student Attitude Toward STEM

The Student Attitude Toward STEM was developed to indicate students’ attitudes toward STEM, so that educational institutions that are implementing a STEM-based program can ascertain if their program is having the desired influence on their students. The instrument includes 24 items rated on a four-point likert scale measuring three constructs: interest, ability, and value

The link below provides access to the instrument and information on its development.

Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.

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Stages of Concern Questionnaire (SoCQ)

Since its development in the 1970s, researchers, evaluators, and change facilitators have been using the Stages of Concern (SoC) Questionnaire to assess teacher concerns about new programs and practices. The purpose of this questionnaire is to determine what people are thinking about when using various programs or practices. It is intended to assess their levels of concerns at various times during the adoption process.

The link below provides access to the instrument as well as documentation about the instrument.

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Spatial Thinking Ability Test (STAT)

The Spatial Thinking Ability Test (STAT) integrates geography content knowledge and spatial skills.

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Spatial Ability

Spatial ability is required in technical and design jobs where drawing and plans are used, for example; architecture, surveying, engineering, and design. It is also important in some branches of science and technology where three-dimensional components are interacting. Spatial ability tests are administered by employers to job seekers during interviews. Practice test 1 includes 45 multiple choice questions. 

The link below provides access to the instrument and it is also attached.

 

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Sources of Self-Efficacy Beliefs

The Sources of Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale was developed and tested with college and high school students. The college data supported a four-factor structure (performance, vicarious learning, social persuasion, emotional arousal). The high school data fit a five-factor model (performance, adult modeling, peer modeling, social persuasion, emotional arousal).

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Pupils' Attitude Toward Technology (PATT-USA)

In 1984, research was begun in The Netherlands to determine the attitude toward and concept of technology held by students aged 12-15 years.  An instrument was developed and a large scale sample was taken in that country. In 1987, Dr. William E. Dugger from VA Tech attended a conference of persons working with PATT and suggested the replication of the PATT study in the United States.

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My Next Move Career Assessment

The My Next Move Career Assessment is an on-line interest assessment with 60 questions targeted to help individuals learn what she/he likes to do. Responses are made on a 5-point scale ranging from strongly dislike to strongly like. Based on the individual’s interests and responses, the information gathered will be used to suggest potentially suitable occupations and careers. My Next Move is intended to assist all jobseekers. It may be especially useful for students, young adults and other first-time workers as they explore potential careers based on their interests.

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