Multicultural Efficacy Scale (MES)

Teacher efficacy in knowledge, understanding, attitude, and skill. Knowledge is having a consciousness of the history, culture, and values of major ethnic groups, as well as acquiring and articulating a theory of cultural pluralism. Understanding includes having cross-cultural interactions and immersion experiences in which to apply cultural theory. Attitude involves an awareness and reduction of one’s own prejudices and misconceptions about race. Skill includes planning and implementation of effective multicultural teaching practices.

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Culturally Responsive Teaching,
Teacher Self-Efficacy,
Teacher Knowledge
Subdomain

Teacher experience with diversity; General knowledge about diversity; Efficacy with diversity; Instructional knowledge; Attitudes about diversity

Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English
Respondent
Teacher

Administration Information

Length
35 items
Administration
Computer,
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Bradshaw, C. P., Pas, E. T., Bottiani, J. H., Debnam, K. J., Reinke, W. M., Herman, K. C., & Rosenberg, M. S. (2018). Promoting cultural responsivity and student engagement through double check coaching of classroom teachers: An efficacy study. School Psychology Review, 47(2), 118-134. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.17105/SPR-2017-0119.V47-2?journa…

Groulx, J. G., & Silva, C. (2010). Evaluating the development of culturally relevant teaching. Multicultural Perspectives, 12(1), 3-9. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15210961003641120

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Guyton, E. M., & Wesche, M. V. (2005). The multicultural efficacy scale: Development, item selection, and reliability. Multicultural Perspectives, 7(4), 21-29. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327892mcp0704_4

Item Type
Multiple choice
Likert