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Classroom Activities and Outcomes Survey

Assessment Type: Self-assessment

This is part three of the four part "Classroom Activities and Outcomes Survey." The survey asks students to rate the progress they have made in science process skills as a result of completing a particular course or program.

Average Review: 3 (3.3)

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College Biology Self-Efficacy Instrument

Assessment Type: Likert scale

This instrument may lead to further understanding of student behavior, which in turn can facilitate the development of strategies that may increase students' desire to understand and study biology. More specifically, by using the self-efficacy tool as a pre- and post-test indicator, instructors can gain insight into whether students' confidence levels increase as they engage in more complex tasks during the course, and, in addition, what type of teaching strategies are most effective in building confidence among students to achieve biological literacy.

Average Review: 5 (5.0)

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Common Instrument Suite-Student (CIS-S) Survey

Assessment Type: Self-report survey

The PEAR Institute’s Common Instrument Suite Student (CIS-S) survey is a youth self-report survey that measures a variety of STEM-related attitudes, including STEM engagement, STEM career knowledge, and STEM identity. The CIS-S has been administered over 130,000 times to youth enrolled in informal/OST STEM programs, as well as in schools across 47 U.S. states, and across eight countries in Asia, South America, and Europe. It was developed with informal, out-of-school time (OST) programs in mind but can be administered in schools as the concepts are equally applicable. The purpose of the survey is to better understand how informal STEM programming impacts students’ perceptions/attitudes towards STEM. Four standard survey offerings are available based on outcomes of interest and age ranges. The CIS-S is available in three administration formats: • Traditional Pre-Post: This method asks students to complete the survey twice: 1x at the beginning of the program and 1x at the end of the program. Change is measured by subtracting pretest scores from posttest scores. • Retrospective Pre-Post: This method is similar to the traditional pre-post, but students answer each question 2x (in one sitting) from two different frames of reference: “before the program” and “at this time.” The survey is administered once at the end of the program. • Retrospective Self-Change: This method asks students to reflect on how much they feel they have changed over the period of programming. It is administered 1x at the end of the program. Students are shown a statement and are asked to think back to the beginning of the program and rate whether they do/feel things less or more because of the program.

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Critical Thinking in Everyday Life

Assessment Type: 20 point-scale questions

This tool is part of a larger evaluation system used to measure the life skills of decision making, critical thinking, problem solving, goal setting, communication, and leadership. The life skills (i.e., decision making, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and goal setting) selected for this overall measure were thought to be the most commonly identified life skills emphasized in 4-H youth development curricula and program activities. Critical thinking is defined as thinking that evaluates reasons and brings thought and actions in line with evaluations. This survey will assesses youth's critical thinking ability by examining the frequency of use of the following skills that are needed to think critically: reasoning, inquiry, analysis/information processing, flexibility, and evaluation.

Average Review: 4 (4.7)

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Discovery Inquiry Test in Science (DIT)

Assessment Type: 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

Measures students' ability to analyze and interpret data, extrapolate from one situation to another, and utilize conceptual understanding.

Average Review: 4 (4.0)

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