The Teaching Confidence Scale

Teacher Confidence Scale
INSTRUCTIONS: Please indicate your opinion about each statement by circling the appropriate response at the right of the statement. There are no right or wrong answers. We are interested in your frank opinions. Your responses are confidential.
I am confident in my ability to
1.    Locate resources for preparing mathematics lessons
2.    Teach science as a co-inquirer with students
3.    Use journals in teaching
4.    Construct a web
5.    Integrate language arts teaching
6.    Use a variety of assessment techniques
7.    Determine the academic needs of my students
8.    se‎lect appropriate literature for thematic teaching
9.    Evaluate students’ work
10.Teach effectively in an urban school
11.Facilitate class discussions
12.Establish a feeling of community in my classes
13.Incorporate different activities and curricula into science teaching.
14.Develop an assessment rubric‎eate integrated lessons and units
16.Construct student-centered activities
17.Teach basic concepts of fractions
18.Manage classrooms
19.Teach algebra
20.Use cooperative learning approaches
21.Facilitate students’ communication about mathematics (through journals‚ discussions‚ etc.)
22.Explain the meaning of standardized test scores to students and parents.
23.Implement a variety of science teaching strategies that incorporate inquiry-based learning
24.Develop number sense in children
25.Build learning in science on children’s intuitive understandings.
26.Connect mathematics to literature
27.Analyze my teaching in an objective and ethical manner
28.Give students concrete experiences in learning mathematics
29.Use media to support teaching and learning
30.Evaluate software for teaching and learning
31.Understand the impact of cultural diversity on Classroom content‚ context‚ & instructional strategies.
32.Define the social in social studies
Math/Science‚ Innovative Teaching‚ Classroom Management
1=Strongly Disagree 2=Moderately Disagree 3=Disagree slightly more than agree 4=Agree slightly more than disagree 5=Moderately Agree 6=Strongly Agree
Math/Science (items: 1‚ 13‚ 19‚ 21‚ 23‚ 24‚ 26 and 28)‚ Innovative Teaching (items: 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 14‚ 29‚ 30‚ and 31)‚ Classroom Management (items: 10‚ 11‚ 12‚ and 18) “Hoy and Spero 2005”
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Hoy‚ W. K.‚ and Woolfolk‚ A. E. (1993). Teachers’ sense of efficacy and the organizational health of schools. Element. Sch. J. 93: 335–372

Hoy‚ Anita Woolfolk. (2000). Changes in Teacher Efficacy During the Early Years of Teaching. The Ohio State University. Dissertation

Hoy‚ W. K.‚ and Spero‚ Rhonda Burke‚. (2005). Changes in teacher efficacy during the early years of teaching: A comparison of four measures. Teaching and Teacher Education‚ 21(4); 343–356.

Jung‚ Woo.‚ Cho‚ Grace.‚ and Ambrosetti‚ Debra. (2011). Preservice Teacher’s Confidence Levels in Working with Students with Special Needs: Improving Preservice Teacher Training Programs. Electronic Journal of Inclusive Education.