Assessment instruments & tools

Concept inventories

Assessment instruments and tools to measure foundational concepts of:
• Biochemistry and molecular biology
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Math
• Physics
• Nature of science

Student skills inventories

Assessment instruments and tools to measure student:
• Critical thinking measures
• Scientific reasoning
• Science literacy
• Cognitive skills
• Approaches to learning

Student views/attitudes/affective instruments

Assessment instruments and tools to measure student:
• Views about learning science
• Views about specific disciplines
• Motivation
• Ownership
• Sense of belonging
• Beliefs about intelligence
• Self-efficacy
• Student evaluation of instructional practices
Additional websites:
    - General science education research instrument site
    - Informal science education site

Teaching practices instruments

Assessment instruments and tools to measure:
• Classroom observation protocols
• Self-assessment of teaching practices and belief
• Teachers’ self-efficacy scales
• Graduate student teacher development and self-efficacy

Please note:  The ASBMB is supplying these lists as a resource and has not evaluated the efficacy of these instruments. Committee members attempted to select published instruments that have been used at the college level. For additions, edits or corrections of this list, please contact education@asbmb.org.