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ERIC Number: ED307283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 61
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The Perception of Ability Scale for Students: Results from Accumulated Research.
Chapman, James W.
The "Perception of Ability Scale for Students" (PASS) developed by F. J. Boersma and J. W. Chapman--formerly known as the "Student's Perception of Ability Scale"--was developed to assess academic self-concepts of elementary school children, especially in grades 3 through 6. The development of the PASS is described, from its initial test with 310 third graders, through its refinement after administration to 642 students in grades 3 through 6 in two elementary schools in Canada. The United States normative study was undertaken in 1988, using a sample of 831 children in grades 3 through 6 in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The mean full scale PASS score for the total sample was 46.49, which is very similar to that determined in Canadian testing. The effects of grade level and ethnic background are discussed. Data are presented concerning the relationships between PASS scores and measures of: (1) other personality factors; (2) achievement outcomes; (3) intelligence; and (4) teacher perceptions. Recent studies have indicated that the PASS can be used with junior high and older students, especially those with learning problems. Research suggests that it is a reliable, valid, and useful measure of academic self-concept. Nine tables summarize results of various studies. A 70-item list of references is provided. (SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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