Average Review: 3 (3.7)

Is science me?

Supplemental Information:

Assessment Type:

(68) 3-point items, (44) 4-point items, (20) 5-point items, (44) multiple choice

Scale:

Various point scales, including 3-, 4-, and 5-point scales

Publication Date:

Nov 30, 2009

Respondent:

33 diverse high school students, attending six public high schools in four California districts.

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude, Competence, Career

Sample items:

12. For your science class this year, how much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? If you are not sure, mark your BEST GUESS. (Mark one in each row)

Agree Strongly Agree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Disagree Strongly
My teacher thinks I could be a good scientist one day.
I enjoy learning science this year.
My teacher cares if I think science is interesting.

Reliability:

overall Cronbach's Alpha for all factors is greater than .60

Validity:

N/A

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

60 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Aschbacher, P. R., Li, E., & Roth, E. J. (2010). Is science me? High school students’ identities, participation and aspirations in science, engineering, and medicine. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 47(5), 564-582.

Comments:

The authors had also modeled similar surveys for students through grade levels 7-9 and 11-12, with minor changes between each one.

Other Reference:
Aschbacher, P. R., Ing, M. & Tsai, S. M. (2014). Is Science Me? Exploring Middle School Students’ STE-M Career Aspirations. J Sci Educ Technol, 23, 735-743.
This study made use of the “Is science me?” survey, factor analysis was undergone on the survey using varimax rotation techniques, items identified as having poor reliability were omitter. The analysis of the survey focused mainly on the self-perceptions and Career interest.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No
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Pamela R. Aschbacher Director of Research at Capsi Email