Instruments

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The Abecedarian Reading Assessment is a comprehensive test that covers the essential domains for reading. The test consists of the decoding, vocabulary, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, phoneme awareness, and knowledge of the alphabetic principle subtests.

Domain: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire is a 42-item self-reporting instrument that focuses on positive involvement with children, supervision and monitoring, use of positive discipline techniques, consistency in the use of discipline, and corporal punishment use. The instrument, designed for parents with children 6-18 years of age, can be used for pre- and post-treatment and is offered in both English and Spanish.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parent-Child Interactions

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The Caregiver Interaction Scale (CIS) is an instrument that measures parent and caregiver behaviors and interactions with children. The instrument consists of 26 items focused on sensitivity, harshness, detachment, and permissiveness. CIS was created in 1989 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and used in the evaluation of North Carolina’s Smart Start Initiative.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parent-Child Interactions

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The Child Caregiver Interaction Scale (CCIS), Revised Edition is an observation-based instrument created by Dr. Barbara Carl, Ph.D that assesses caregiver-child interaction. The 14 items are based upon the Developmentally Appropriate Practice position statements of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) and the National Health and Safety Performance Standards. The CCIS, which measures emotional, cognitive/physical, and social behaviors, is appropriate for children from birth to 5 years.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parent-Child Interactions

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The Child-Parent Relationship Scale (CPRS) is an instrument developed at University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development that assesses parents’ views of their relationship with their child. Created by Dr. Robert Pianta, Ph.D., the instrument consists of 30 items. There is also a short form with 15 items available.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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The Classroom Observation Tool is primarily used as a coaching tool to support the development of high-quality instruction in early childhood classrooms. The Tool is used to rate teachers' behavior and instruction during classroom observation visits spread over a full academic year. The Tool is aligned with the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten

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Diagnostic Mathematics Assessments for Elementary School Teachers are written tests that measure mathematics knowledge in four content domains (Whole Number/Computation, Rational Number/Computation, Geometry/Measurement, Probability/Statistics/Algebra) and across four types of knowledge (Memorized Knowledge; Conceptual Understanding; Problem Solving/ Reasoning; and Pedagogical Content Knowledge). Researchers, professional development providers, and course instructors can administer the assessments as pre- and post-tests before and after workshops, institutes, or courses to determine growth in teachers' content knowledge. Multiple parallel versions of each assessment are available.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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Diagnostic Mathematics Assessments for Middle School Teachers are written tests that measure mathematics knowledge in four content domains (Number/Computation, Geometry/Measurement, Probability/Statistics, Algebraic Ideas) and across four types of knowledge (Memorized Knowledge; Conceptual Understanding; Problem Solving/ Reasoning; and Pedagogical Content Knowledge). Researchers, professional development providers, and course instructors can administer the assessments as pre- and post-tests before and after workshops, institutes, or courses to determine growth in teachers' content knowledge. Multiple parallel versions of each assessment are available.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten

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Diagnostic Science Assessments for Middle School Teachers are written tests that measure mathematics knowledge in three content domains (Physical Science; Life Science; Earth/Space Science) and across four types of knowledge (Declarative Knowledge; Scientific Inquiry and Procedures; Schematic Knowledge; Pedagogical Content Knowledge). Researchers, professional development providers, and course instructors can administer the assessments as pre- and post-tests before and after workshops, institutes, or courses to determine growth in teachers' content knowledge. Multiple parallel versions of each assessment are available.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten

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The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) 8th Edition is an assessment that can be used for benchmark screening and monitoring growth of students in grades K-8. The early literacy development tool is a valid dyslexia screener as well. DIBELS is aligned with the Common Core State Standards in Reading and is also a valid dyslexia screener. Starting in 2020-2021, DIBELS 8th Edition will replace DIBELS Next and DIBELS 6th Edition.

Domain: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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The Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) is a system that assesses parent-child interactions. The instrument can be used to measure ongoing progress as well as pre- and post-treatment outcomes. The DPICS can be completed in under an hour without video equipment.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parent-Child Interactions

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The Early Childhood Classroom Observation Measure (ECCOM) is a classroom observation instrument that rates the nature and quality of academic instruction and the overall learning environment. The instrument is based on social-constructivist learning theory, such that in high-scoring classrooms teachers are identified as actively guiding and supporting children's learning efforts and the development of their social skills.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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easyCBM CCSS Math is an assessment that for grades K-8 that can be used for benchmark screening and progress monitoring. The instrument, developed by University of Oregon, is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and is available in English and Spanish.

Domain: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Subdomain: Math

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

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easyCBM NCTM Math is an assessment that for grades K-6 that can be used for benchmark screening. The instrument, developed by University of Oregon, is aligned with the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics Focal Points and is available in English and Spanish.

Domain: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Subdomain: Math

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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easyCBM Reading is an assessment for students grades K-6 that can be used for universal screening and progress monitoring. The assessment contains eight curriculum-based measures and is consistent with a Response to Intervention (RTI) model. easyCBM Reading is designed to be administered three times per year to assess early literacy development and progress.

Domain: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Subdomain: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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The Frequency of Mathematics Instructional Practices Survey is a 14-item survey of self-reported instructional practices. The survey can be used by teachers, administrators, teacher educators, policymakers and researchers in order to assess the extent to which teachers' practices are social-constructivist or transmission-based.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

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

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The Inquiry Science Instruction Observation Protocol (ISIOP) is a structured classroom observation measure for middle and high school science. The measure is used to identify the nature and extent of inquiry science instruction.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten

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The National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education (NSSME) is a periodically administered national survey that collects information from teachers and administrators about STEM offerings in schools. The teacher surveys cover a broad range of topics, including demographic information, experience, pedagogical approaches, professional development, curriculum use, and collaboration. The survey also collects information about teachers' perceptions of how schools are encouraging and supporting student participation in STEM.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

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

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The Parent Behavior Checklist (PBC) is a self-reporting instrument designed for parents with children 1-4 years years old. The instrument, which only takes 10-20 minutes to complete, provides expectations, nurturing, and discipline subscales.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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The Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC) is a self-reporting instrument that measures and assesses parent self-efficacy. The instrument, designed for parents with children birth-17 years of age, was originally developed by Gibaud-Wallston and Wandersman (1978) with skill knowledge and value competence subscales but has been translated and revised by Johnston and Marsh (1989) for use with older children.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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The Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL) is a self-reporting instrument that was created at Oregon State University to measure parenting education programs. The instrument is designed to be taken at the end of a program and asks parents to rate their current and previous knowledge and practices. The PSL is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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The Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) is an observational instrument that can be used to assess the degree to which mathematics or science instruction in grades K-12 is “reformed”. Trained observers rate teachers' instruction across three domains: Lesson Design and Implementation; Content; Classroom Culture. Possible scores range from 0 to 100 points, with higher scores reflecting a greater degree of use of reform-based instructional practices.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

Grades: Post secondary

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The Science Discourse Instrument (SDI) is an observation tool and rubric used to evaluate the quality of discusions in science classrooms. There are six categories for observation in the SDI, which are considered essential to strong discourse in science classrooms, three of the categories focus on teachers and three focus on students. The categories for teachers are: asking open ended questions; pressing for explanation; and linking discussions. The categories for students are: explaination of ideas; co-constructing ideas with peers; and critiquing the reasoning of others.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

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

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The Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument (STEBI) can be used to measure science teacher's self-efficacy and outcome expectancy across all levels of teaching. The STEBI-A is the version recommended for use with in-service teachers; the STEBI-B is the version recommended for use with pre-service teachers.

Domain: Schooling

Subdomain: Teaching

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

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The Cleminshaw-Guidubaldi Parent Satisfaction Scale is a 50-item self-reporting instrument that measures satisfaction with child-rearing skills. The instrument, which is designed for parents with children birth-18 years of age, contains five subscales: spouse support, child-parent relationship, parent performance, family discipline and control, and general satisfaction subscales.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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The Cornell Cooperative Extension Parent Education Data Collection System is a tool used for Cornell Cooperative Extension parenting education classes. Items on the pre- and post- surveys are taken from national surveys such as the Three Cities Study and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to ensure validity and reliability. The instrument has been utilized to evaluate Home Visitation Programs, Incredible Years Program, Magic Years Program, and the Strengthening Families Program in New York state.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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The Tool to Measure Parenting Self-Efficacy (TOPSE) is a UK-developed instrument that assesses six parenting domains: emotion and affection, play and enjoyment, empathy and understanding, control, discipline and boundary setting, pressures of parenting self-acceptance and learning and knowledge. The instrument is designed to be completed on the first session and last session of a parenting program.

Domain: Home and Community

Subdomain: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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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.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Attitudes & Dispositions

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

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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 brief resilience scale (BRS) was created to assess the ability to bounce back or recover from stress. The BRS is comprised of 6 items. Items 1, 3, and 5 are positively worded while items 2, 4, and 6 are negatively worded. The BRS is scored by reverse coding items 2, 4, and 6, and finding the mean of the 6 items. The Likert Scale for the BRS is as follows: 1=strongly disagree, 2=disagree, 3=neutral, 4=agree, 5=strongly agree.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Individual Capabilities

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A revised version of the ERQ, the ERQ-CA is meant to be used in non-adult samples. Revision of the ERQ visible in the ERQ-CA include simplification of item wording and a switch from a 7-point Likert scale to a 5-point Likert scale.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Individual Capabilities

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

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The ERQ (Gross & John, 2003) comprises 10 items assessing the ER strategies of CR (6 items) and ES (4 items). Items are rated on a 7-point Likert-type response scale. Higher scores on each scale indicate greater use of the corresponding ER strategy.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Individual Capabilities

Grades: Post secondary

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This instrument is a 50-item self-reported questionnaire. The items fall under the following 5 domains: Self/Everyday Creativity, Scholarly, Creativity, Performance Creativity (encompassing writing and music), Mechanical/Scientific Creativity, and Artistic Creativity. Participants rated themselves on a 5-point Likert scale, with 1 being much less creative and 5 being much more creative.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Individual Capabilities

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Scale Development:We retained the seven NGSE items Chen and Gully (1997) had found to be distinct from the SGSE scale and self-esteem. Because we wanted to ensure that the content domain of GSE would be well captured by the NGSE scale, we created seven additional NGSE items, intending to eliminate redundancies later. Consistent with procedures employed by Chen and Gully, when wording the new items we 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. We 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 Self-Construal scale is a 30 items scale used to measure how people view themselves in relation to others. 2 subscales; interdependent self-construal and independent self-construal, comprise this scale. Each item is answered using a 7-point rating scale (1=strongly disagree, 4=neither agree or disagree, and 7=strongly agree). 15 items measure how much the repondent sees their self as separate, unique, and indepedentfrom others, while 15 items measure ho wmuch the respondent sees their self as connected, similar, and interdependent with others. Researchers have used the Self-Construal Scale with teens and adults from a wide range of socioeconomic, ethnic, and national backgrounds, including Americans of African, Asian, European, Latinx, Native, and Pacific Islander heritages who live on a low income or are working-class.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Relational Capabilities

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The Sense of Control Scale 14 has 12 items that measure a person’s sense of mastery over their outcomes (e.g., “Whether or not I am able to get what I want is in my own hands”) and perceptions of constraints on their behavior (e.g., “Other people determine most of what I can and cannot do”).

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Individual Capabilities

Grades: Post secondary

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The BRIGANCE Head Start Screens III is a developmental screening tool that allows educators to assess children's readiness for kindergarten and identify delays or giftedness. The tool is offered for two age ranges: 0-2 years and 3-5 years. The Head Start Screens III is aligned with and correlated to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. The tool can be administered in less than 15 minutes per child, in both English and Spanish.

Domain: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Subdomain: Math

Grades: < 3 Years, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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The Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ) is a 16-item self-report behavior rating scale for measuring youths' school-specific wellbeing. The SSWQ is comprised of four subscales: (1) Joy of Learning, (2) School Connectedness, (3) Educational Purpose, and (4) Academic Efficacy. Subscale scores can be used as standalone wellbeing indicators or summed to create a Overall Student Wellbeing composite scale.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Relational Capabilities

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

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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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Social psychologist Arthur Aron and colleagues (1992) developed the single-item Inclusion of Other in the Self (IOS) scale to measure how close the respondent feels with another person or group. The IOS has been given to respondents as young as five years old (Cameron, 2006), as well as to teens and adults. It has also been used with respondents living on a low income and previously incarcerated respondents (Folk et al., 2016; Mashek, Cannaday, & Tangney, 2007). Respondents see seven pairs of circles that range from just touching to almost completely overlapping. One circle in each pair is labeled “self,” and the second circle is labeled “other.” Respondents choose one of the seven pairs to answer the question, “Which picture best describes your relationship with [this person/group]?” Researchers indicate what person or group the “other” circle stands for (e.g., “your romantic partner,” “your parents,” “your community,” etc.). 1 = no overlap; 2 = little overlap; 3 = some overlap; 4 = equal overlap; 5 = strong overlap; 6 = very strong overlap; 7 = most overlap.

Domain: Beyond Academic Capabilities

Subdomain: Relational Capabilities

Grades: 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

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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 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: Individual Capabilities

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

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