Teacher Academic Optimism: Elementary Teacher (TAOS-E)

1.    How much can you do to get students to believe they can do well in school work?
2.    To what extent can you craft good questions for your students?
3.    How much can you do to get children to follow classroom rules?
4.    I trust the parents of my students
5.    I can count on parent support.
6.    I trust my students.
7.    I have confidence in my students.
8.    I ask students to explain how they get their answers.
9.    I don’t accept shoddy work from my students.
10.I give my students challenging work.
11.I press my students to achieve academically.
Teacher Sense of Self Efficacy (0.73)‚ Trust in Student and Parents (0.79)‚ Academic Emphasis (0.71)
Items 1-3: 1=
 Nothing‚ 2=Very Little‚ 4=Some Influence‚ 4=Quite a bit‚ 5= A Great Deal frequently
Items 4-11: 1= Never‚ 2= Rarely‚ 3= Sometimes‚ 4= Often‚ 5= Always
1-   Self-Efficacy (SE): Sum the scores of items 1‚ 2‚ and 3‚ and then divide by 3.
2-   Trust (T): Sum the scores of items 4‚ 5‚ 6‚ and 7‚ and then divide by 4.
3-   Academic Emphasis (AE): Sum scores for items 8‚ 9‚ 10‚ and 11‚ then divide by 4.
4-   Standard score= [100X (items mean – Scale mean)/ std]+500
This instrument can be found at: http://www.waynekhoy.com/pdfs/taos-e.pdf    

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