ERIC Number: ED425551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Steps to Self-Determination: A Curriculum To Help Adolescents Learn To Achieve Their Goals. Self-Determination Knowledge Scale.
Hoffman, Alan; Field, Sharon; Sawilowsky, Shlomo
The "Self-Determination Knowledge Scale" (SDKS) Form A and Form B are designed as a pretest and posttest for the "Steps to Self-Determination" curriculum. The program is meant to assist students, with and without disabilities, to learn more about themselves and develop skills to achieve their goals, get support from family and friends, and learn from each experience to become more self-determined every day. These scales contain structured response items to assess the student's cognitive knowledge of self-determination as taught in the curriculum. The reading level is at approximately the fifth-grade. The Cronbach alpha internal consistency reliability estimate for the SDKS is approximately .85. Content validity was based on the blueprint approach to test construction and on expertise provided by multiple state and national review panels consisting of individuals with disabilities, parents of persons with disabilities, educators in special education, adult service providers, researchers, and employers. SDKS Form A begins with 20 true/false questions relating to self-determination, followed by 17 questions on presented student scenarios. SDKS Form B also has 37 questions and combines true/false questions with questions on student scenarios. This packet of materials includes 20 copies of Form A and 20 copies of Form B. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Assertiveness, Conflict Resolution, Curriculum, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Goal Orientation, Interpersonal Communication, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Self Determination, Skill Development, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: For related documents, see EC 305 683 and EC 305 684.