|From the CEEE and
the Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
School Attitude Measure
||School Attitude Measure|
||American College Testing|
||Other Attitude toward school|
||Native Speaker of English|
The School Attitude Measure (SAM) is designed to examine several dimensions of student attitude. The SAM surveys students' views of their academic environment and of themselves as students, providing information on five attitudinal variables that research has shown to be strongly linked to school behavior and outcomes: Motivation for Schooling, Academic Self-Concept - Performance Based, Academic Self Concept - Reference Based, Student's Sense of Control over Performance, and Student's Instructional Mastery. Items are distributed equally among the five scales. The SAM has five levels that can be used with students in grades 1-12, and test time ranges from 30 to 40 minutes. Scoring is done by the publisher and scores are expressed as weighted raw scores, national percentiles, local percentiles, national stanines, local stanines, and normal curve equivalents for each student for each of the five attitudinal scales. No information about test development, reliability, or validity is found in the EAC East collection.