Average Review: 3 (3.7)

Children's Environmental Attitudes & Social Knowledge Scale (CHEAKS)

by Anna Martirosyan, Ms., University of Missouri - St. Louis, 4

Understanding environmental attitudes has recently become significant and, therefore it is equally important to be able to measure those attitudes. I think that Children's Environmental Attitudes & Social Knowledge Scale (CHEAKS) assessment tool, which measures children's global attitudes and knowledge…
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by Laura Hsu, Research Associate, Harvard University, 4

CHEAKS is a very straightforward, comprehensive, and user-friendly assessment. I highly recommend this tool because it is a strong reflection of environmental knowledge and attitudes and also has a lot of versatility. It can be used in science and environmental…
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by anonymous, Sr. Research Associate, PEER Associates, 3

I have used a modified version of the CHEAKS. I appreciate the comprehensive nature of the tool, and that it asks about attituides and behaviors. In my experience, the scale is not very child-friendly, especially for younger children. I have…
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by Ella Hall, Teacher, Lee Middle and High School, 5

CHEAKS appears to be a valuable and productive tool for teaching children about the importance of a wide range of environmental issues, some of which might be directly impacting their immediate communities and the quality of their lives. I think…
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by anonymous, Human Services Program Specialist, Wake County Government, (not rated)

This may be a good option for those seeking a tool to use in an after-school program or other informal education setting. The directions are clear, and the scoring is simple enough to be quickly useful.
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by anonymous, CREEC Coordinator, CREEC Network, 3

I found this survey a bit problematic in that the wording was a confusing. Some questions use the wording "I would be willing" and others use "I would not be willing." I would recommend using the same wording throughout as…
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by anonymous, Service Manager, , 3

For the most part, the format of the scale is user friendly and the breakdown of questions into "knowledge, verbal committment and actual committment are useful in seeing the connections and discrepancies between what students know, say they would do,…
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by Virginia Nelson, ELL teacher, Chas. F. Tigard Elementary School, 4

The multiple choice items which I was able to view have several merits. First they do not have contrived contexts. They simply ask for science information. Second, there are many sentence completion items, which English learners say they find more…
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by Dorothea Pitikas, , , 3

Very thorough assessment, good reliability/validity. Like the format, appears beneficial for it's intended use. A little long though, children may be turned off by the end. There is some redundancy(for ex 15&21)so maybe streamlining the scale may be beneficial, but…
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by anonymous, , HGSE, 4

This appears to be a valuable tool. I would be concerned that certain age groups might not be able to accurately differentiate between the different answer choices, ie. mostly true, or very true. Overall, I think that it covers a…
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