Inventory of Teaching and Learning Survey (ITAL)


The Inventory of Teaching and Learning Survey (ITAL) was created to measure intent to persist, confidence in learning, attitudes towards success, perceived usefulness of knowledge and motivation to succeed in a STEM domain. This instrument was developed to reflect core observation and assessment concepts reflect in the Reform Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) (Sawada, Pibum, Turly, Falconer, Benford, & Judson). derived from the Fennema-Sherman mathematics attitudes scales (Fennema, 1976), modified to reflect biotechnology rather than mathematics.The survey consists of a series of 52 positive and negative statements, each rated on a 6-point Likert scale.

The link provides access to the ITAL as well as its documentation.

Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.

Instrument documentation:
Ellet, C., & Monsaas, J. (2007). Summary of the Development and Use of the Inventory for Teaching and Learning (ITAL) in the External Evaluation of the Georgia Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics (PRISM). University System of Georgia.


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Teacher Professional Development and Pedagogy
Target Gradespan(s)
Elementary school (K-5)
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Additional Target Participants