This paper, based on a review of over 200 publications related to approximately 110 ITEST projects, seeks to respond to the broadening participation question in the ITEST solicitation. While all ITEST projects include “broadening participation” as a central goal, we found that publications
The STEM Career Interest Survey (STEM-CIS) measures interest in STEM classes and careers, particularly in middle school students. Leveraging social cognitive career theory, the STEM-CIS contains four subscales: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The School Perceptions Questionnaire (SPQ) Scale is a 13-item scale, each scored on a 5-point Likert scale, that assesses the extent to which a student's self-esteem is connected with and dependent upon academic outcomes (also called selective valuing or domain identification in the self-concept
The Science Teachers' Pedagogical Discontentment Scale is an instrument that measures the discontentment that arises in teachers as they recognize a mismatch between their own pedagogical beliefs and goals and their actual classroom practices.
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 Teacher Belief Inventory (TBI) is an instrument for measuring the degree to which pre-service teachers manifest a theoretical or practical orientation toward educational problems.
The Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) was developed as an observation instrument to provide a standardized means for detecting the degree to which K-20 classroom instruction in mathematics or science is reformed. RTOP consists of 25 items, each using a 5-point Likert scale.