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An Instrument for Assessing Student Confidence in Professional Materials and Skills
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Keywords

assessment proseminar career

How to Cite

Virnoche, Mary. 2022. “An Instrument for Assessing Student Confidence in Professional Materials and Skills”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, May. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. https://trails.asanet.org/article/view/instrument-assessing-student-confidence.

Abstract

This is an assessment instrument that I developed in Qualtrics. I administered it once as part of a pre-post course assessment on student development of and/or confidence in their professional materials and skills. In that pilot administration, almost all the students completed the pretest, but almost none completed the posttest. I anticipate working...

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Details

Subject Area(s):
Other
Resource Type(s):
Assessment
Class Level(s):
College 300
Class Size(s):
Any

Usage Notes

Existing career efficacy scales (Ali, McWhirter, and Chronister, 2005; McWhirter and Metheny 2009) include broad and more abstract metrics for efficacy such as “I will be successful in my chosen career” or “The future looks bright for me”. I was interested in assessing immediate skills and materials within direct control of the students and created a...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. gather pre and post proseminar data on student development and/or confidence in their professional materials and skills

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. instrument and protocol provides data to assess changes

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