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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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Epistemological Beliefs Assessment for Physical Science (EBAPS)

Measures students' views about the nature of knowledge and learning in the physical sciences along five non-orthogonal dimensions (structure of scientific knowledge, nature of knowing and learning, real-life applicability, evolving knowledge, & source of ability to learn.
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30 items (5-point scale & multiple choice) 5-point scale (for 17 questions) strongly disagree, somewhat disagree, neutral, somewhat agree, strongly agree high school & college students taking introductory physics, chemistry or physical science Attitude, Competence <p>18. If someone is trying to learn physics, is the following a good kind of question to think about?</p> <p>"Two…
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Average Review: 3 (3.0)
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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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Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

Assesses how well students can apply the scientific knowledge and skills they have learned at school to real-life challenges.
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multiple-choice various 4-point scales 15-and 16-year olds Engagement, Attitude, Competence, Career How much do you agree with the statement(s) below? I am interested in learning about science. Broad science is valuable…
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Views about Science Survey (VASS)

Probes personal beliefs about the nature of science within 3 scientific dimensions (structure, methodology, and validity of science) and learning science within 3 cognitive dimensions (learnability, reflective thinking, and personal relevance of science).
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30 multiple choice items (13 related to scientific dimensions, 17 related to cognitive dimensions) set up as contrasting alternatives design (CAD) 5-point scale (most a, rarely b; more a than b; equally a & b; more b than a; mostly b, rarely a) 8th-16th graders Engagement, Attitude, Content, Competence Learning physics requires:<br> (a) a serious effort.<br> (b) a special talent.<br> <table> <tr> <td>&#9474;</td> <td>1</td> <td>&#9474;</td> <td>2</td> <td>&#9474;</td> <td>3</td> <td>&#9474;</td>…
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Views on Science and Education (VOSE)

The Views on Science and Education Questionnaire (VOSE)was designed to assess attitudes towards and knowledge of the “nature of science,”(NOS) as well as the teaching practices related to NOS.
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self-assessment 302 college students Attitude <p>“The science course in high school should investigate the definitions of and the relationships between hypothesis, theory, and law.” </p>…
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Views on Science-Technology-Society (VOSTS)

"Monitors" students' views concerning the epistemological, social & technological aspects of science.
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catalogue of 114 multiple choice questions NA Initial study: 11th and 12th grade students Attitude, Content, Competence <p>There seems to be two kinds of people, those who understand science and those who understand the arts (for example,…
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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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