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Asian Student Attitudes Towards Science Class Survey

This instrument is for measuring the attitudes toward science class of fourth- and fifth-grade students in an Asian school culture. Specifically, the development focused on three science attitude constructs—science enjoyment, science confidence, and importance of science as related to science class experiences.
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Likert scale Five-point Likert scale A total of 265 elementary school students in Taiwan responded to the instrument developed. Attitude 1. In science class, doing experiments is boring. <br> 2. In science class, experiments are difficult.<br> 3. In science class,…
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Children's Environmental Attitudes & Social Knowledge Scale (CHEAKS)

Measures children's global attitudes and knowledge about environmental issues, such as animals, energy, pollution, recycling, water, and general issues.
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36 5-point-scale items (addressing attitude) & 30 multiple-choice questions (addressing knowledge) 5-point scale (for attitude questions) Initial study (grades 6-7) Subsequent studies (grade 8) Engagement, Attitude, Content <p> Attitude statement:<br/> I have asked my family to recycle some of the things we use. <br/> <br/> Knowledge statement:<br/>…
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Average Review: 3 (3.7)
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Children's Science Curiosity Scale (CSCS)

Measures elementary school children's attitudes towards science in a learning context.
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30 5-point-scale items 5-point scale (strongly agree, agree, uncertain, disagree, strongly disagree) Initial study: 5th graders Engagement, Attitude Please read the following statements and circle the choice that most truthfully tells how you feel about the statement. <table…
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Children’s Attitudes Toward Technology Scale (CATS)

Although today's children have become the benefactors of an evolving technological society, few studies have addressed the assessment of their attitudes toward technology. This study describes the development of the Children's Attitude Toward Technology Scale (CATS) with 574 children in a rural school district. Principal components analysis of the CATS followed by varimax rotation indicated that item intercorrelations could be explained by two factors entitled "interest/aptitude" and "alternative preferences." Sub-scales at two test administrations demonstrated good internal consistency and moderate test-retest stability.
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26 items 4 item Likert scale (1 = strongly agree; 4 = strongly disagree) Elementary and middle school Engagement, Attitude People make a lot of money using technology. Technology is too difficult for me.
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Discovery Inquiry Test in Science (DIT)

Measures students' ability to analyze and interpret data, extrapolate from one situation to another, and utilize conceptual understanding.
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29 multiple choice items (11 focusing on life science, 8 on physical science, 6 on earth and space science, and 4 on the nature of science); 20 items involve solving problems or conducting inquiry. NA Initial study: 6th-8th graders Content, Competence <p>A small animal with dry skin and no legs that hatches from an egg is probably</p> (a) a snake<br> (b)…
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Draw-a-Scientist Test (DAST)

Assesses children's conceptual images of scientists.
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Open-ended projective test. 7-point scale based on the presence of the following components in drawing: lab coat, eyeglasses, facial growth of hair, symbols of research, symbols of knowledge, technology & relevant captions Initial study: 5-11-year olds (kindergarten to 5th grade) Attitude Close your eyes and imagine a scientist at work. In the space below,draw what you imagined.
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Exploring Physics Confidence Survey

This evaluation instrument was developed for Exploring Physics, an extra curricular program for 5-7 grade students, with a focus on female students. It is part of an NSF funded program entitled Promoting Young Women in the Physical Sciences.
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6 closed-ended questions 9 point Likert 5-7 grade girls Attitude, Content <p>1. You are given blocks and weights and asked to build a tower like the one in the picture. Do…
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Modified Attitudes towards Science Inventory (mATSI)

Measures students' attitudes towards science related to such factors as students' perceptions of the science teacher, anxiety toward science, value of science in society, self-concept toward science and desire to do science.
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25 5-point scale items 5-point scale (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree) 5th grade students Engagement, Attitude <table> <tr> <td></td> <td></td> <td>SD</td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td>SA</td> <tr> <td>10.</td> <td>Science teachers make science interesting.</td> <td>(1)</td> <td>(2)</td> <td>(3)</td> <td>(4)</td>…
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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science Assessment Instrument

Evaluates students' knowledge of three fields of science (earth, physical, and life), three elements of knowing and doing science (conceptual understanding, scientific investigation, and practical reasoning), and two overarching domains in science (the nature of science and themes-systems, models, and patterns-present in science).
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Multiple choice, short constructed response questions, and extended constructed response questions NA 4th, 8th and 12th grade students Attitude, Content, Competence, Career <b>4th Grade</b><br> List four ways that the Earth is different from the moon. <p><b>8th Grade</b><br> What property of water is…
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New Ecological Paradigm Scale for Children (NEP-C)

The New Ecological Paradigm for Children is modeled after the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) and the New Ecological Paradigm-Revised (NEP-Revised) for adults. The survey contains 10 questions assessing three subscales that contribute to one’s “environmental world view” including “rights of nature,” “eco-crisis,” and “human exceptionalism.”
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self-assessment 5-point Likert scale 672 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders Attitude <p>On a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), please indicate how much you agree or disagree with…
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Science Opinion Survey (SOS)

Assesses current interest and attitudes in science activities at school.
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30 5-point scale items 5-point scale (I strongly agree, I agree, I'm not sure, I disagree, I strongly disagree) Initial study (grades 7-8) Subsequent studies (grades 6-8) Engagement, Attitude Science lessons are fun. Working in a science laboratory would be an interesting way to earn a living.
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Scientific Attitude Inventory: A Revision (SAI II)

Assesses students interest in science, their attitudes toward science, their views of scientists, and their desire to become scientists.
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40 5-point scale items 5-point scale 6th, 9th, and 12th grade students Engagement, Attitude, Competence Only highly trained scientists can understand science. The search for scientific knowledge is boring.
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Test of Mathematics Related Attitudes (TOMRA)

This instrument is for measuring the attitudes toward math class of middle school students.
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Likert scale Five-point Likert scale 5th grade students Attitude 1. I enjoy reading about things which disagree about my previous ideas. 2. Mathematics lessons are fun. 3. I am…
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Views of Nature of Science Questionnaire (VNOS-D)

Assesses students' views about the empirical, tentative, inferential, and creative and imaginative nature of science, as well as the distinction between observation and inference.
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7 open-ended questions, along with an individual interview NA 6th graders Content, Competence What do you think a scientific model is?
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Wareing Attitudes toward Science Protocol (WASP)

Relationships among attitudes of students toward science, as measured by the WASP (Wareing Attitudes Toward Science Protocol), perceived antecedents of such attitudes, and class achievement or performance indicated by reported grades were investigated for a survey sample of 1,740 students in 87 high school science classes from five communities. Additionally, students' self-reported number of tests administered in a given course, perceived rewards, degree of stress, and internal structure of the course were examined as potential predictor variables. Results indicate a significant correspondence between report card grades, degree of structure, degree of stress, gender, degree of rewards, number of tests, and students' attitudes toward science.
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50 items on 5 point Likert scale 5 point Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree, strongly disagree) 1,740 students in 87 high school science classes from five communities Engagement, Attitude <table border="1"> <tr> <td></td> <td>SA</td> <td>A</td> <td>U</td> <td>D</td> <td>SD</td> <tr> <td>I am a curious person.</td> <td>&#9633;</td> <td>&#9633;</td> <td>&#9633;</td> <td>&#9633;</td> <td>&#9633;</td>…
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Youth Engagement, Attitudes and Knowledge Survey (4-H)

This survey is developed based on several other youth surveys, and includes questions on several youth development and STEM factors, including student demographics, life skills, decision making skills, critical thinking skills, etc. The survey is created for broader 4H community, but can also be applied outside it.
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some parts of the survey are multiple choice, and the majority of the questions are point-scale 4-point Likert scale (Strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree) 9-18 years old 4H participants Engagement, Attitude, Competence, Career I joined 4-H because... (select all that apply.) <table border="1"> <tr> <td>a.</td> <td>Of the types of activities that you get…
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