Children’s Acculturation Scale (CAS)

Children’s Acculturation Scale (CAS)
Franco‚ 1983
 
1. The student’s English proficiency for a student at his/her grade level is
1 = Poor; 2 = Below average; 3 = Average; 4 = Above average; 5 =Excellent
2. Father’s occupation
1 = Unemployed; 2 = Laborer; 3 = Blue collar; 4 = White collar; 5 = Professional
3. Mother’s occupation
1 = Unemployed; 2 = Laborer; 3 = Blue collar; 4 = White collar; 5 = Professional
4. To the best of your knowledge‚ which language is spoken at this child’s home?
1 = Spanish only; 2 = Mostly Spanish; 3 = Both Spanish and English; 4 = Mostly English; 5 = English only
5. In your opinion‚ which language does the child prefer to use?
1 = Spanish only; 2 = Mostly Spanish; 3 = Both Spanish and English; 4 = Mostly English; 5 = English only
6. In your opinion‚ would this child prefer to be identified as
1 = Mexican; 2 = Chicano; 3 = Mexican American; 4 = Spanish American‚ Latin American‚ Hispanic American; 5 = Anglo American or White
7. In your opinion‚ does this child associate with
1 = Hispanics only; 2 = mostly with Hispanics; 3 = Hispanics and Anglos equally; 4 = mostly Anglos; 5 = Anglos only
8. Educational level of head of household
1 = 1–5 years; 2 = 4–9 years; 3 = Some high school; 4 = High school graduate; 5 = Post high school
9. In your opinion‚ would this child’s music preference be
1 = Spanish music; 2 = Mostly Spanish; 3 = Spanish and English equally; 4 = Mostly English; 5 = English only
10. To the best of your knowledge‚ is this child
1 = Not an American citizen; 2 = A first-generation American; 3 =A second-generation American; 4 = A third-generation American; 5 = A fourth or more generation American
language proficiency; preference; and peer associations‚ parental occupations and educational level‚ music preference
 
 
This instrument can be found at: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4419-6696-4
 

Franco‚ J. N. (1983). An acculturation scale for Mexican-American children. The Journal of General Psychology‚ 108‚ 175–181.

Hess‚ R. S.‚ & D’Amato‚ R. C. (1996). High school completion among Mexican-American children: Individual and family background variables. School Psychology Quarterly‚ 11‚ 353–368.

Davis LE and Engel RJ. Measuring Race and Ethnicity. New York‚ NY: Springer 2011.