Sisters in Science is a hands-on, learn by doing, afterschool program centered around middle school girls. This video highlights 5th and 6th grade female students in the San Diego area who are building alternative forms of energy like solar panels and air meters.
The Grit Scale is a set of measures designed to measure trait-level perseverance and passion for long-term goals. The Grit Scale comes in a 12-item form and an 8-item form (the Short Grit Scale, or Grit-S), and the 8-item form has been modified for use with children as well. All items are
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 Children's Science Curiosity Scale (CSCS) measures elementary school children's attitudes towards science in a learning context. Originally used with 5th grade students, it is comprised of 30 items, each using a 5-point Likert scale.
Take a quick tour through the scales and items that have worked (and not worked) for a recent ITEST evaluation conducted with middle and high school students. Then look ahead to instruments we are considering for a new ITEST project that begins data collection with elementary school students