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The Academic Competence Evaluation Scales (ACES) are sold by Pearson and aim to identify students with academic difficulties. There are versions that can be completed by both students and teachers. The Academic Enablers portion of the scales contains 4 subscales: Motivation, Engagement, Study Skills, and Interpersonal Skills. Pearson recommends administering the ACES in combination with the Academic Intervention Monitoring System (AIMS), a guidebook of interventions, and Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS), an assessment of student progress as a result of said interventions, to be used as part of a 5-step problem-solving process for developing and evaluating interventions for academic difficulties.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessments (ASEBA) is a comprehensive assessment system designed to assess competencies, strengths, adaptive functioning, and behavioral, emotional and social problems in individuals 1.5 to 90 years of age. The ASEBA is used widely used in the following settings: mental health services, schools, medical settings, child and family services, multicultural assessments, public health agencies and additionally in similar settings.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: < 3 Years, Pre-Kindergarten, 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

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The State Metacognitive Inventory consists of 20 items that measure self-regulatory processes in high school and college aged students within academic settings. Question items are scored on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). The inventory is comprised of 4 subscales: Awareness, Cognitive strategy, Planning and Self-checking.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The aimswebPlus math assessments are sold by Pearson. These online assessments include curriculum-based measures (CBM) and a standards-based assessment designed for screening, progress monitoring, and evaluation of intervention.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, 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 Attitudes and Behavior Survey is intended to be used by communities, schools, and programs to enhance the wellbeing of young people. It is primarily used to monitor trends among youth and is not validated for use as a pre and post-measurement. The results can be used to monitor student wellbeing trends, set priorities for state services, and to provide a base framework for work with youth.

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 BRIEF was developed in 2000 and assesses a student's executive functioning in the home and school. It includes parent response forms and teacher response forms. Designed to assess the abilities of a broad range of children and adolescents, the BRIEF is useful when working with children who have learning disabilities and attention disorders, traumatic brain injuries, lead exposure, pervasive developmental disorders, depression, and other developmental, neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions. The BRIEF has eight clinical scales (Inhibit, Shift, Emotional Control, Initiate, Working Memory, Plan/Organize, Organization of Materials, Monitor) and is helpful in indicating attention disorders. The BRIEF has been adapted into 60 languages and for use from age 2-90. Recently, the BRIEF2 was created for ages 5-18. The BRIEF2 is shorter, but has no additional clinical items, allowing for consistency of data collection between the BRIEF and BRIEF2, and results can be translated from the BRIEF to the BRIEF2 to take advantage of new normative data. The BRIEF2 also has increased sensitivity for detecting ADHD and ASD. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Mental Health, Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: < 3 Years, Pre-Kindergarten, 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

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The BERS-2 measures personal strengths and competencies in children 5-18. The BERS-2 is a multi-modal assessment system that measures the child's behavior from three perspectives: the child (Youth Rating Scale), parent (Parent Rating Scale), and teacher or other professional (Teacher Rating Scale). The BERS-2 measures six aspects of a child's strength: interpersonal strength, involvement with family, intrapersonal strength, school functioning, affective strength, and career strength.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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 Big Five Inventory is a 44-item self-report inventory that measures the Big Five Factors; Extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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The CCTDI (P. A. Facione & N. C. Facione, 1992) was developed, validated, and used to assess students’ disposition toward critical thinking (CT). It consisted of 75 statements, divided into seven subscales: Truth-seeking, Open-mindedness, Analyticity, Systematicity, Self-confidence, Inquisitiveness, and Maturity. Responses were made on a 6-point Likert-type scale. The CCTDI reports a total score, which is the sum of its seven subscales, ranging from 70 to 420. A total score more than 280 indicates a positive overall disposition toward CT. The development and validation process is described in P. A. Facione and N. C. Facione (1992).

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The CCTST (Facione, 1990; P. A. Facione & N. C. Facione, 1994) was developed, validated, and used for assessing students’ CT skills. It is a standardised, 34-item multiple choice test, non discipline-specific that targets core critical thinking skills. Each item on the CCTST is assigned to one of three subscales: Analysis, Evaluation, and Inference.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The CM3 is sold by Insight Assessment and is designed to measure the degree to which a student feels that they are cognitively engaged and mentally motivated toward intellectual activities that involve reasoning. This test contains seven scales of critical thinking: (a) truth‐seeking, (b) open‐mindedness, (c) analyticity, (d) systematicity, (e) confidence in reasoning, (f) inquisitiveness, and (g) maturity of judgment. It offers online and paper formats and a Likert response type. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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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. A short form also exists. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The Challenging Situations Task (CST) is designed to assess a child's affective and behavioral responses when presented with hypothetical peer situations. The design of this instrument consists of the presentation of pictures of a particular situations, accompanied by verbal descriptions. Children are then prompted to indicate how they feel about the situation and asked to choose from four emotion choices using schematic drawings.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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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This survey uses the risk and protective factor model to assess youth problem behaviors including violence, delinquency, school dropout, and substance abuse. It also includes youth feelings of family relationships and community climate.

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 Communities that Care Youth Survey (CTCYS) measures drug use, familial relationships, and school climate in 5th - 12th grade students. It is provided free of charge through the Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention. It is utilized in Communities that Care Intervention Programs and the International Youth Development Study (IYDS). 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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This body of surveys include forms for teacher/staff and parent/caregiver responses in addition to student responses. Each survey can include a number of scales which can be included or excluded according to the goals of the survey administrator. Some of these subscales include academic motivation, experiences in schools, substance use, and peer relationships. The technical reports for each subscale can be found at the following link: http://cayci.osu.edu/surveys/surveys-and-technical-reports/

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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 CCTT Level X is designed to assess students’ reasoning ability. The assessment is comprised of 71 multiple-choice, dichotomously scored items that span five subscales: Induction (items 3–25, 48, 50), Deduction (items 52–65, 67–76), Observation (items 27–50), Credibility (items 27–50), and Assumptions (items 67–76). Total administration time is approximately 50 min

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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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Form Z is a 52-item multiple-choice paper-and-pencil test. Each item offers a choice of three possible answers. This form of the test is designed for advanced and gifted high school students, college students, and other adults.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The CAT instrument is a unique tool designed to assess and promote the improvement of critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills. Most of the questions require short answer essay responses, and a detailed scoring guide helps ensure good scoring reliability. The CAT instrument is scored by the institution's own faculty using the detailed scoring guide. During the scoring process faculty are able to see their students' weaknesses and understand areas that need improvement. Faculty are encouraged to use the CAT instrument as a model for developing authentic assessments and learning activities in their own discipline that improve students' critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills. These features help close the loop in assessment and quality improvement.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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This survey is inteded to assess the strengths, supports, and social-emotional factors essential for youth success. It is built on the Developmental Assets Framework, which describes 40 external and internal assets necessary for success and thriving in the future. The DAP shows youth perspectives in many parts of their lives: personal, peers, family, school, and community.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment High School Edition (DESSA-HSE) is designed to assess social and emotional skills in 9-12th graders. It is aligned with the CASEL framework and measures eight SEL competencies (self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills, optimistic thinking, decision making, personal responsibility, and goal-directed behavior). Other versions of the DESSA exist, including a K-8 version and short-forms for both the HSE and K-8. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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 Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a behavior rating scale that assess eight social-emotional competencies in children in kindergarten through eigth grade. DESSA is completed by parents/guardians, teachers, or staff members at schools and similar institutions such as after-school, social service and mental health programs. The assessment can be administered via computer or paper and pencil and is available in both English and Spanish.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Mental Health, Social-Emotional Competence

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

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aMath from FastBridge is a computer-adaptive measure of broad and component math skills designed for screening or progress monitoring.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

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

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FastBridge CBMmath consists of group-administered, standards-aligned assessments designed for universal screening in Grades 1–8, and progress monitoring for grades K–12.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

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 Friendship Quality Questionnaire (FQQ) is a 40-item self report measure of the quality of a child's best friendship. The FQQ is comprised of 6 subscales; validation and caring, conflict resolution, conflict and betrayal, help and guidance, companionship and recreation, and intimate exchange.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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The GMADE (Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) is a diagnostic mathematics test sold by Pearson that measures individual student skills in the main areas of math. The assesmsent aligns with standards by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and can be used for growth monitoring, strengths and areas for improvement identification, and student placement.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

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 HEIghten Critical Thinking assessment is administered in a single 45-minute testing session. Each test taker answers 26 questions. The item types include critical thinking sets, short arguments or informational passages, and sets that present conditions applicable to a fictional situation.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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Iowa Assessments, Forms E and F from Iowa Testing Programs at the University of Iowa measure student achievement and growth as defined by the Iowa Core. The tests are sold outside of Iowa by Riverside Insights.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

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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ISIP Math is a computer-adaptive test of foundational math skills designed for progress monitoring.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

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

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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.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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The KTEA-3 is an individually adminstered battery sold by Pearson. Within the battery is an assessment developed to be aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards and also mapped to the Common Core State Standards.

Category: Academic Knowledge and Skills

Sub-Category: Math

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, 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

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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 self-report items, Likert teacher-report items, and an alternate type of assessment (e.g., situational judgments).

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The MSLQ assesses learning strategies and motivation in college students. The motivation scales assess (1) value (intrinsic and extrinsic goal orientation, task value), (2) expectancy (control beliefs about learning, self-efficacy); and (3) affect (test anxiety). The learning strategies section is comprised of nine scales which can be distinguished as cognitive, metacognitive, and resource management strategies. The cognitive strategies scales include (a) rehearsal, (b) elaboration, (c) organization, and (d) critical thinking. Metacognitive strategies are assessed by one large scale that includes planning, monitoring, and regulating strategies. Resource management strategies include (a) managing time and study environment; (b) effort management, (c) peer learning, and (d) help-seeking.  

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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The MSCEIT tests the respondent's ability to perceive, use, understand, and regulate emotions. Using every-day life scenarios, the MSCEIT assesses how well an individual can react to and solve emotional problems as well as solve tasks. It was designed for use in corporate, educational, research, and therapeutic settings. Rather than a subjective assessment of one's own emotional intelligence, the MSCEIT uses a performance-based approach. There are many subscores reported in addition to total emotional intelligence (EIQ). These include two area scores for experiential EIQ and strategic EIQ. There are also branch scores of perceiving emotions, managing emotions, using emotions, and understanding emotions. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: 12th Grade, Post secondary

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The Nondominant Cultural Capital Scales operationalize Yosso's (2005) community cultural wealth (CCW) framework. CCW refers to the assets that students of color bring to schooling. The four scales include aspirational capital (the ability to maintain hopes and dreams for the future), familial capital (connections to and knowledge of family and kinship networks), navigational capital (the ability to navigate through schooling institutions that were not designed with communities of color in mind), and resistant capital (the knowledge of and motivation to transform oppressive structures).

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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This scale is meant to be used as a self-reporting tool to assess the impacts of positive youth development programs. These programs are meant to provide opportunities for youth to increase their skills, abilities, and interests in positive activities. This scale was created for both domestic and international use. This scale was based on the PYDI (Arnold et al) but adjusted with items removed and a construct to measure happiness added.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: 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 SDI is a set of measures to assess a student's self determination. It includes questions about choice making, goal setting, and decision making. The Inventory includes a self-report measure for people aged 13-22 with or without disabilities, as well as a parent or teacher report for an outside perspective. These two assessments can be combined for a full view of a student's self-determination. The assessment uses a continuous scale between "Agree" and "Disagree" on their online platform.  For a non-visual option, those using a screen reader can use higher numbers to show higher agreement. There are 17 questions in the measure. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The Social Skills Improvement System-Social Emotional Learning Edition (SSIS SEL) is sold through Pearson and measures a variety of social and emotional competencies using both norm and criterion referencing. There are both digital and paper versions which can be completed by students, parents, or teachers. There is also a brief version of the form. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, 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 Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) Rating Scales is a targeted assessment system for individuals or small groups sold through Pearson. It assesses a variety of social skills and academic competencies, and screens for potential problem behaviors or academic difficulties. There are both digital and paper versions which can be completed by students, parents, and/or teachers (but the student form is only appropriate for children ages 8 and up).

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, 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 Social-Emotional Wellbeing Survey is published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). ACER has global offices as well as offices in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the UAE, and the UK. The Social-Emotional Wellbeing Survey has been used extensively to evaluate Australian schoolchildren's social-emotional competencies, wellbeing, and home, school, and community support. There are 3 forms for Pre-K, primary, and secondary school students (the first of which is filled out by teachers). 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Pre-Kindergarten, 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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TeamUP is a package of teaching and learning activities based on a theoretically grounded assessment rubric (Hastie et al., 2014). This rubric was designed to guide student learning and to assess the teamwork skills that they practice while undertaking team-based academic assignments in higher education. The focus of the TeamUP Rubric is on the fundamental teamwork behaviours that can be taught, practised and assessed so that individual students are enabled to develop their skills over time. Students use the rubric to provide anonymous peer feedback to each other; the subject coordinator then assigns individual teamwork marks, taking into account peer feedback and other evidence such as project plans and meeting minutes. The other elements of TeamUP aresix lectures and six associated skills practice tutorials on topics directly relevant to the skill domains referred to in the rubric.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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The Bridge-Positive Youth Development measure is an open-source, 40-item Likert survey initially validated using responses from 7-18-year-old  children in a community-based after school program in Denver, CO. It uses a resilience-based framework incorporating the 5 Cs: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring/Compassion. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The Flourishing Children Project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, has constructed 20 scales based on a nationally representative sample to measure different dimensions of personal flourishing. The scales are open access, and many offer versions for both adolescents (ages 12-18) and parents. The scales fall into 5 categories: Personal Flourishing, Flourishing in School and Work, Flourishing in Relationships, Relationship Skills, and Environmental Stewardship.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The graduate skills assessment (GSA) is a five scale, objective measure of undergraduate students' generic skill levels (Hambur et al. 2002). The test includes a multiple-choice component comprising of eighty-three items, and two writing tasks (a reporting task and an argument task). The multiple-choice component assesses three generic skills - critical thinking, interpersonal understandings and problem solving. It is designed to test skill levels independent of disciplinary content and curricula. The test has parallels in other standardized testing recently implemented in higher education, such as the Collegiate Learning Assessment in the US.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: 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. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th 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).  An 11 item short form is also available. 

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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The PSI assesses an individual's awareness and evaluation of his or her problem-solving abilities or style, thus provides a global of that individual as a problem solver.The PSI is a self-reported measure . The PSI consists of 35 six-point Likert items (with 3 filler questions), which constitute 3 factors: Problem-Solving Confidence, Approach-Avoidance Style, and Personal Control. The questions were constructed by the authors as face valid measures of each of the five problem-solving stages, based on a revision of an earlier problem-solving inventory. The items were randomly ordered and written to contain an equal number of positive and negative statements about problem solving. Low scores indicate behaviors and attitudes typically associated with successful problem solving.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

Grades: Post secondary

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The Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R; D’Zurilla et al., 2002) is a 52-item, Likert-type inventory consisting of five major scales that measure the five different dimensions in the D’Zurilla et al. social problem-solving model. These scales are the Positive Problem Orientation (PPO) scale (5 items), the Negative Problem Orientation (NPO) scale (10 items), the Rational Problem Solving (RPS) scale (20 items), the Impulsivity/Carelessness Style (ICS) scale (10 items), and the Avoidance Style (AS)scale (7 items). Using this instrument, “good” social problem-solving ability is indicated by high scores on PPO and RPS and low scores on NPO, ICS, and AS, whereas “poor” social problem-solving ability is indicated by low scores on PPO and RPS and high scores on NPO, ICS, and AS. In addition to the five major scales, the RPS scale is broken down into four subscales (each with five items) that measure the four major problem-solving skills in the D’Zurilla et al. social problem-solving model: (a) the Problem Definition and Formulation (PDF) subscale, (b) the Generation of Alternative Solutions (GAS) subscale,(c) the Decision Making (DM) subscale, and (d) the Solution Implementation and Verification (SIVS) subscale. A 25-item short form of the SPSI-R is also available that measures the five major problem-solving dimensions but does not provide subscales that measure the four specific skills within the rational problem-solving construct.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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

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The Social-Emotional Assets and Resilience Scales (SEARS) were developed at the University of Oregon and are sold by Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR). They measure responsibility, self regulation, social competence, and empathy, and contain both long and short forms for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. The forms are often used for progress monitoring and program evaluations. PAR sells the forms in English and Spanish, and they have also been translated into Chinese and Portuguese.

Category: Student Well-Being

Sub-Category: Social-Emotional Competence

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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