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Common Instrument (CI)

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

Likert scale

Scale:

4-point scale

Publication Date:

Jun 06, 2012

Respondent:

537 middle school children

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Engagement, Attitude, Career

Sample items:

Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Disagree
1. Science is something I get excited about.
2. When I grow up and have kids, I will take them to a science museum.
From NAEP
1. I like science.
2. I take science only because it will help me in the future.

Reliability:

Cronbach Alpha: 0.92

Validity:

test-retest

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

15-20 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

The tool is still under development.

Comments:

Other Reference:
Liu, J., Feenstra, W., Hunt, M., Siegel, A., McGrane, K., & Saenz-Otero, A. (2014). Students touch space in Zero Robotics programming competition with free downloadable curriculum. InĀ Aerospace Conference, 2014 IEEEĀ (pp. 1-12). IEEE.
This paper made use of the CI with the addition of 10 questions by CASIS (Center for Advancement of Science in Space). No reliability or validity analysis was undertaken.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

Yes

Engineering

Yes

Math

Yes
Contact

Dr. Patty Allen Research Fellow Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency (PEAR) pallen@mclean.harvard.edu