HEIghten Civic Competency Assessment

The HEIghten Civic Comeptency and Engagement Assessment evaluates college students' learning. It particularly analyzes their knowledge of civic practices and institutions, skills in understanding civic-related situations, and attitudes of engagement. The civic competency portion is 30 questions

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Structure and Function of Government,
Foundations of the Political System,
Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens,
Integrated Civics
Subdomain

Civic knowledge — knowledge of facts, concepts and principles (e.g., democratic processes, government structures, voting) across various contexts (local, national, international, and past or present)

Civic skills — applying analytic and participatory skills to analyze civic-related issues or scenarios (e.g., determining who won a debate) and make reasoned judgments about political and civic situations or problem-solving processes, especially in group and/or community contexts (e.g., understanding which skills are needed to win a debate)

Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English
Other Language/s
Several other languages available
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
30 questions
Administration
Computer
Timed
Yes

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring
Referencing
Criterion-referenced
Item Type
Multiple choice
Likert