Academic Competence Evaluation Scale (ACES), Academic Enablers Subscales

The Academic Competence Evaluation Scales (ACES) are sold by Pearson and aim to identify students with academic difficulties. There are versions that can be completed by both students and teachers. The Academic Enablers portion of the scales contains 4 subscales: Motivation, Engagement, Study Skills, and Interpersonal Skills. Pearson recommends administering the ACES in combination with the Academic Intervention Monitoring System (AIMS), a guidebook of interventions, and Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS), an assessment of student progress as a result of said interventions, to be used as part of a 5-step problem-solving process for developing and evaluating interventions for academic difficulties.

Content

Domains
Self Management,
Relationship Management,
Social Awareness,
Self Awareness
Subdomain

Motivation, Engagement, Study Skills, Social Skills

Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Student,
Teacher

Administration Information

Length
10-15 Minutes
Qualifications

Qualification Level CL3 required for purchase
 

Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price

N/A: This assessment is currently out of print

Open Access
No
Use in Research

DuPaul, G. J., Jitendra, A. K., Tresco, K. E., Junod, R. E. V., Volpe, R. J., & Lutz, J. G. (2006). Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Are there gender differences in school functioning?. School Psychology Review, 35(2), 292-308. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Volpe/publication/252235332…

Jenkins, L. N. (2009). Academic enablers, social support, and academic achievement related to externalizing behaviors in elementary-school children (Doctoral dissertation, Northern Illinois University). http://search.proquest.com/openview/8d9b313b4db561c7ef935fa3fe04d0d9/1?…

Jenkins, L. N., & Demaray, M. K. (2015). An investigation of relations among academic enablers and reading outcomes. Psychology in the Schools, 52(4), 379-389. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.21830 

Oakes, W. P., Lane, K. L., Cox, M., Magrane, A., Jenkins, A., & Hankins, K. (2012). Tier 2 supports to improve motivation and performance of elementary students with behavioral challenges and poor work completion. Education and Treatment of Children, 35(4), 547-584. https://doi.org/10.1353/etc.2012.0024

Ogg, J., Volpe, R., & Rogers, M. (2016). Understanding the relationship between inattention and early literacy trajectories in kindergarten. School Psychology Quarterly, 31(4), 565. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000130

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

DiPerna, J. C., & Elliott, S. N. (1999). Development and validation of the academic competence evaluation scales. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment17(3), 207-225. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F073428299901700302

DiPerna, J. C. (2004). Structural and concurrent validity evidence for the academic competence evaluation scales‐college edition. Journal of College Counseling, 7(1), 64-72. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-1882.2004.tb00260.x

Owens, J. S., Allan, D. M., Kassab, H., & Mikami, A. Y. (2020). Evaluating a short form of the Academic Competence Evaluation Scales: Expanded examination of psychometric properties. School Mental Health, 12(1), 38-52. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12310-019-09347-9 

Scott, S. S., Banerjee, M., Getzel, E., Manglitz, E., Blosser, R., Brinkerhoff, L., ... & Harris, R. (2002). Assessing the academic competence of college students: validation of a self-report measure of skills and enablers. Journal on Postsecondary Education and Disability, 15(2). 

Zegadlo, S. A. (2015). Examination of the internal structure of the Academic Competence Evaluation Scale - Teacher (ACES-T). (Graduate Thesis, Eastern Illinois University)
https://thekeep.eiu.edu/theses/1894

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Likert