Attitudes & Dispositions

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This instrument was designed to measure and differentiate empathy and sympathy in adolescents and balance its emphasis on affective and cognitive empathy. The Adolescent Measure of Empathy and Sympathy (AMES), (1) balances the emphasis on affective empathy and cognitive empathy, (2) uses unambiguous wording and (3) distinguishes between empathy and sympathy.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Basic Empathy Scale (BES) was based specifically on the definition of empathy put forth by Cohen and Strayer (1996) ‘‘as the understanding and sharing in another’s emotional state or context’’. Items within the Basic Empathy Scale were created based on the conceptualization of affective and cognitive empathy. Items for the BES were also based on four of the five ‘basic emotions’ (fear, sadness, anger, happiness). Each scale item asks participants to respond on a Likert scale from 1 representing ‘strongly disagree’ to 5 representing ‘strongly agree’, depending on the degree to which the item described them.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The CM3 is designed to measure the degree to which an individual is cognitively engaged and mentally motivated toward intellectual activities that involve reasoning.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) consists of four scales, each with six items. The four scales measure concern, control, curiosity,and confidence as psychosocial resources for managing occupational transitions, developmental tasks, and work traumas.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

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The Children's Empathic Attitudes Questionnaire (CEAQ) is a self-report measure of empathic attitudes (modifiable knowledge structures that influence behavioural choice) towards peers, teachers, other children, animals, or other people.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade

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Dispositional Hope Scale [22] assesses a global trait based hope score for individuals above 15 years old. The scale is in 4-point Likert-type scale ranging from Definitely False to Definitely True. There are twelve items in the scale distributed as follows: pathways subscale (4 items), agentic thinking subscale (4 items) and four negative statements called fillers that aren’t related to hope.

According to Snyder’s (1995, 2002) point of view, hope includes three components: (a) goals that have sufficient value to an individual and require a certain amount of effort to achieve, and (b) Pathways thinking, which refers to the reasonable Pathways that are designed by the individual to reach his or her goals. In addition, when there are obstacles blocking one of the Pathways the individual is able to create alternative Pathways to achieve the goals: (c) Agency thinking, a motivational factor related to hope, which refers to the individual’s perception of his or her own ability to utilise Pathways and strategies to achieve goals

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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The Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) consists of 28 items and measures 4 dimensions of empathy: perspective taking, fantasy, empathic concern, and personal distress. Each dimension is composed of 7 items. All of the items are scored on a 5-point summative rating scale ranging from 1 does not describe be well to 5 describes me very well.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The MTQ-48 assesses total MT and comprises four dimensions: challenge, commitment, confidence (subdivided into two components; interpersonal and own ability) and control (partitioned into two components; emotional and life). The MTQ-18 and MTQ-10 use items drawn directly from the MTQ-48.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

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This group-administered 18-item scale was developed to measure the attributes of commitment, challenge, control (life), control (emotions), confidence (abilities), and confidence (interpersonal), with three items tapping into each construct. The questionnaire was developed to be relatively short (18 items), and only include items that were developmentally appropriate for adolescents, and relevant both within and out with an education context.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The Mission Skills Assessment (MSA) is an online assessment that targets 6 noncognitive constructs: creativity, curiosity, ethics, resilience, teamwork, and time management. Each construct is measured by means of a student self-report scale, a student alternative scale (e.g., situational judgment test), and a teacher report scale. Use of the MSA provides schools with the opportunity to examine and monitor development of noncognitive skills in their students from Grade 6 to Grade 8. Three methods of measurement were incorporated into the MSA for each construct: traditional Likert Type self-report items, Likert-type teacher report items, and an alternate type of assessment (e.g., situational judgments).

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities, Relational Capabilities

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The seven NGSE items Chen and Gully (1997) had found to be distinct from the SGSE scale and self-esteem. Because the authors wanted to ensure that the content domain of GSE would be well captured by the NGSE scale, they created seven additional NGSE items, intending to eliminate redundancies later. Consistent with procedures employed by Chen and Gully, when wording the new items authors carefully referred to Eden’s GSE conceptualization, which is consistent with definitions provided by other researchers (Gardner & Pierce, 1998; Judge et al., 1997; Judge, Erez, et al.,1998). Each of the first two authors independently generated between three and five new items. The authors combined the items and rewrote or eliminated any that were poorly worded, were clear duplicates, or seemed inconsistent with our GSE definition. The third author then reviewed the items for clarity, consistency with theory, and redundancy. This effort yielded a total of 14 NGSE items, 7 of which were new and 7 carried over from Chen and Gully’s study. The NGSE scale was scored on a 5-point Likert-type scale from strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (5).

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: Post secondary

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The Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ) differentiates between: A prevention focus that emphasizes safety and responsibility, views goals as oughts, and is concerned with non-losses and losses. The RFQ was derived from a factor analysis of items assessing the history of individuals’ success at promotion and prevention tasks over the course of their lives. This questionnaire consists of 11 items that are answered on a scale of 1-5.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: Post secondary

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The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) is a 10-item scale measuring self-esteem within respondents. Half of the scale items are worded positively, while the other half are worded negatively. Each scale item is answered using a 4-point Likert scale, 1 being strongly agree and 4 being strongly disagree. 

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

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The Educational Psychology Service, with agreement from Stirling Council and partly supported by a grant from the Scottish Government, has developed and standardized a new scale measuring both subjective and psychological aspects of wellbeing. The 12-items in this scale are rated on a Likert scale containing 5 levels with 12 being the minimum score and 60 being the maximum score. The scale covered areas of wellbeing including: optimism, cheerfulness and relaxation; satisfying Interpersonal relationships; clear thinking and competence. Overall this formed a single dimensioned scale with two sub-components described as Positive Outlook and Positive Emotional State.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade

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The Echelle de Motivation en Education (EME) is based on the tenets of self-determination theory and is composed of 28 items subdivided into 7 subscales assessing three types of intrinsic motivation (intrinsic motivation to know, to accomplish things, and to experience stimulation), three types of extrinsic motivation (external, introjected, and identified regulation), and amotivation. The EME was translated into English and named the Academic Motivation Scale. The English version, the AMS, showed satisfactory levels of internal consistency temporal stability over a one-month period. A confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the 7-factor structure of the AMS.  A college version is also available here (https://www.lrcs.uqam.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/emec_en.pdf). 

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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This aim of this instrument, the “Career and Work Adaptability Questionnaire"", is to assess the degree of adaptability in adolescents planning their futures. A 50-item Career and Work Adaptability questionnaire with a five-point Likert scale was selected as the response format.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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Created along the Motivation and Engagement Wheel, the Motivation and Engagement Scale consists of eleven motivation and engagement subscales congruent with the eleven first-order factors in the Wheel (i.e., self-efficacy, valuing, mastery orientation, planning, task management, persistence, anxiety, failure avoidance, uncertain control, self-handicapping, and disengagement). The eleven subscales can be separated into four major groups representing the four higher-order motivation and engagement factors (i.e., adaptive cognition, adaptive behaviour, impeding cognition, and maladaptive behaviour). Each of the eleven MES subscales comprises four items—hence, the MES is a 44-item instrument. To respond to the MES, a 7-point Likert-type scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree), is provided—with a 1(strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) scale for use with elementary/primary school students. MES has been adapted for use in 3 different educational stages (primary/elementary school MES-Junior School, high school (MES), university/college MES-University/College) and 3 additional performance domains (Music MES-Music, Work MES-Work, Sport MES-Sport)

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Post secondary

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Created along the Motivation and Engagement Wheel, the Motivation and Engagement Scale consists of eleven motivation and engagement subscales congruent with the eleven first-order factors in the Wheel (i.e., self-efficacy, valuing, mastery orientation, planning, task management, persistence, anxiety, failure avoidance, uncertain control, self-handicapping, and disengagement). The eleven subscales can be separated into four major groups representing the four higher-order motivation and engagement factors (i.e., adaptive cognition, adaptive behaviour, impeding cognition, and maladaptive behaviour). Each of the eleven MES subscales comprises four items—hence, the MES is a 44-item instrument. To respond to the MES, a 5-point Likert-type scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), is provided. An 11 item short form is also available. 

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities

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Created along the Motivation and Engagement Wheel, the Motivation and Engagement Scale consists of eleven motivation and engagement subscales congruent with the eleven first-order factors in the Wheel (i.e., self-efficacy, valuing, mastery orientation, planning, task management, persistence, anxiety, failure avoidance, uncertain control, self-handicapping, and disengagement). The eleven subscales can be separated into four major groups representing the four higher-order motivation and engagement factors (i.e., adaptive cognition, adaptive behaviour, impeding cognition, and maladaptive behaviour). Each of the eleven MES subscales comprises four items—hence, the MES is a 44-item instrument. To respond to the MES, a 7-point Likert-type scale, ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree), is provided—with a 1(strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) scale for use with elementary/primary school students. MES has been adapted for use in 3 different educational stages (primary/elementary school MES-Junior School, high school (MES), university/college MES-University/College) and 3 additional performance domains (Music MES-Music, Work MES-Work, Sport MES-Sport).  An 11 item short form is also available. 

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities

Grades: Post secondary

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The WRC is a certification of an individual's readiness for entry-level work as defined by employers. It is the first assessment for entry-level workers to provide a universal, transferable, national standard for work readiness. The National Work Readiness Credential (WRC) will be awarded to test takers who pass a computer-based assessment of nine critical work readiness skills organized into four modules. The assessment focuses exclusively on entry-level skills. There is a learning curriculum tied to Equipped for the Future (EFF) that aids individuals in their preparation to take the WRC exam

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities, Relational Capabilities

Grades: Post secondary

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The Revised Life Orientation Test is a revised version of Scheier, Carver, and Bridges', Life Orientation Test (1984). The revised version contains 10 items. Only 6 of the items are used to derive an optimism score. Four of the items are filler items and not used in the scoring. Of the 6 optimism-scored items 3 are keyed in a positive direction and 3 are keyed in a negative direction. Items are answered using a 5-point scale, 0 being strongly disagree, and 4 being strongly agree. Researchers have used the LOT-R with many kinds of people, including adults in poverty (Lynch, Kaplan, & Shema, 1997; Heinonen et al., 2006).

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

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The Washoe County School District Social and Emotional Competency Assessments (WCSD-SECAs) are free, open-source instruments that measure the self-reported social and emotional competencies of students in grades 5-12. The WCSD-SECA instruments were developed through a collaboration among WCSD, the Collaborative for Academic and Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and the University of Illinois at Chicago through an Institute of Education Sciences Research-Practitioner Partnership grant. 

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions, Individual Capabilities, Relational Capabilities

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