**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 rubric

15.create 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 studiesMath/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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http://anitawoolfolkhoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/OSU-confidence-2000-1oi4j91.pdf http://scholarworks.waldenu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1044&context=dissertations

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.