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The Abecedarian Reading Assessment is a comprehensive test that covers the 6 essential domains for reading. The test consists of the decoding, vocabulary, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, phoneme awareness, and knowledge of the alphabetic principle subtests.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: English Language Arts

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade

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The Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics test asseses high school students enrolled in the relevant AP course on their understanding of political concepts, including, for example, their ability to analyze foundational documents and apply SCOTUS decisions to real life scenarios.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Civics

Grades: 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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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.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: Teaching

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten

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The CWRA+ is sold by Council for Aid to Education, Inc. It uses Performance Tasks to assess critical-thinking skills. These tasks deliver problem-based assessment by challenging students to address real-life issues. Performance-based assessments, such as CWRA+, challenge students to demonstrate skills, rather than to simply recall information. Students need to be able to analyze and evaluate information, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students must be able to access, structure, and use information rather than just accumulating facts. This instrument has no published psychometrics and is not widely used.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: English Language Arts, Math, Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The ISSAQ Intake Survey assesses the noncognitive skills of students transitioning into college (e.g., through college access programs, advising, first-year experience). The survey addresses twelve factors that represent the behavioral, motivational, emotional, and social domains of college success: organization, quality of focus, engagement, goal commitment, persistence, effort of focus, calmness, coping strategies, self-efficacy, help seeking, sense of belonging, and institutional commitment. These factors are used to articulate students' strengths and challenges, identify their likelihood of academic success and persistence, and connect them with support and resources.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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Psychologist Carol Dweck created the 3-item Growth Mindset Scale to measure how much people believe that they can get smarter if they work at it. The scale is freely available.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The Missouri Higher Education Civics Examination is required for all undergraduates enrolled in a Missouri two-year or four-year college on or after July 1, 2019. It consists of 50 questions and assesses students' knowledge on the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Bill of Rights, governmental institutions, historical manifestations of federalism, and the history of constitutional interpretation and amendments.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Civics

Grades: Post secondary

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Project Crisp (Culturally Responsive Instruction for Special Populations) is a teacher directed professional development program designed to designed to increase teachers’ awareness of culturally influenced learning and behavior differences in the classroom. Content integration, the knowledge construction process, prejudice reduction, empowering school culture, and equity pedagogy are measured.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: 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 Scale of Teacher Empathy for African American Males (S-TEAAM) measures teachers’ conceptions of empathy and the application of empathy with Black males.

Category: Schooling

Sub-Category: 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 SEI-YV assesses emotional intelligence and capabilities of youth. The results are intended to help teachers or youth understand their strengths and competencies, both individually and in a group setting. The SEI-YV provides snapshots of five areas: good health, relationship quality, life satisfaction, personal achievement, and self-efficacy.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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The SkillsUSA Career Essentials suite engages middle-school through post-secondary students in defining, implementing and measuring their career-readiness skills. SkillsUSA offers over 40 different scenario-based career assessments, and passing them can award a student the SkillsUSA Career Essentials Credential. SkillsUSA Career Essentials assessments can also be used as part of SkillsUSA competitions, wherein students demonstrate their career and technical skills in practical settings, either independently or in groups.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The SSN student survey measures 7 SEL competencies that are connected to persistance and success in students. The categories include academic self-efficacy, belonging, growth mindset, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, self-advocacy, and self-regulation. The survey is intended for students in grades 6-12.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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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.

Category: Home and Community

Sub-Category: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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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”).

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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The University of Idaho Survey of Parenting Practice (UISPP) is a self-reporting instrument that parents can complete to measure the effect of a parenting education program. The UISPP was created for the purpose of the "Parents as Teachers" program and assesses the knowledge, confidence, skills, and behaviors of parents. The instrument is available in both English and Spanish.

Category: Home and Community

Sub-Category: Parenting Attitudes and Behaviors

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The civics portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Test consists of 100 potential items (typically 10 randomly drawn in USCIS practice) and assesses those applying for citizenship on their knowledge of U.S. history and government. Numerous states also utilize some form of this test as a graduation requirement for high school students. 

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Civics

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

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The Workforce Skills Certification System assesses work-related and employer-validated academic skills with CASAS(Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems) eTests and assesses soft skills (personal qualities, work habits, attitude) with the Learning Resources, Inc. (LRI) online module, as well as reading, math, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The WACS is meant to target, measure, and certify improvements in work readiness skills with the Workforce Skills Certificate.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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