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 literature; identification is conceptually distinct from academic self-esteem or academic self-concept). The link provides both the SPQ Scale as well as its documentation.Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.
The Revised Simpson-Troost Attitude Questionnaire (STAQ-R) is a revised version of the original tool – the Simpson Troost Attitude Questionnaire (STQ), a 58-item Likert type scale created by Simpson and Troost in 1982. Used with middle school students, the STAQ-R is comprised of 22 items, and each is measured on a 5-point Likert scale.
The Piers-Harris 2 provides an overall view of an individual’s self-perception and helps identify children, adolescents, and teenagers who may require further testing and possibly treatment. It is used in both educational and clinical settings to identify specific problem areas, coping and defense mechanisms, and develop suitable intervention techniques. The Piers-Harris 2 is available as a handscored Autoscore™ Form. 60 items cover six different subscales (measuring physical appearance and attributes - 14 items, freedom from anxiety - 16 items, intellectual and school status - 11 items
The Personal Globe Inventory (PGI) is an inventory that assesses interests and self-estimates of ability in a wide variety of areas. It provides a wealth of information that can be used in career and educational planning. There are two versions of the PGI: the PGI and the PGI-Short. The PGI can be accessed online or through a downloadable Windows file. The PGI consists of two forms, based on item type, that can be used together or apart. One part consists of 108 occupational titles whereby the respondents are to rate the extent to which they like each occupation using a 7-point scale (1 = very
The Occupational Values Scale measures occupational values appropriate for middle school students. This measure contains four value subscales of 4 items each: two male sex-typed (money, power) and two female sex-typed (family, altruism). Participants rated the importance of each item using response options on a Likert scale ranging from “not at all important” (1) to “very important” (4). The linked article provides documentation for this instrument. Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.
The Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scale measures student attitudes towards mathematics. The survey consists of 4 subscales, each designed to measure confidence, math as a male domain, teacher perception, and usefulness.The link provides access to documentation for the Modified Fennema Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scale as well as reviews of the scale.Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.
The Middle School Self-Efficacy Scale is a measure of career decision-making self-efficacy; career decision-making outcome expectancies, intentions, and goals; math and science self-efficacy; and math and science outcome expectancies, intentions, and goals. Items on career decision-making self-efficacy were modified from the Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale (Taylor & Betz, 1983). Items in the math and science self-efficacy subscale followed the format used in the Math Tasks subscale of the Math/Science Self-Efficacy Scale (Bleschke, 1993; Betz & Hackett, 1983), althought the tasks
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 measured on a 5-point Likert scale.
The Draw-a-Scientist Test is an open-ended projective test that assesses children's conceptual images of scientists. The DAST is evaluated using a 7-point scale based on the presence of the following components in drawing: lab coat, eyeglasses, facial growth of hair, symbols of research, symbols of knowledge, technology & relevant captions.The link provides the DAST, its documentation, and reviews.Authors provide instrument validity and/or reliability information.
The Changes in Attitudes about the Relevance of Science (CARS) instrument was developed to measure (a) change of science-related attitudes over time among middle school and high school students, and (b) the effect of similar curricula on the attitudes of different classes. This instrument uses 25 items, each using a 5-point Likert scale. There are three forms of this instrument (A, B, and C); these forms share 8 items, and the other 17 items are unique to the form.The link provides both the CARS, its documentation, and its reviews. The attachment includes just the instrument documentation