Based on a list of 32 teaching skills developed from interviews of teachers in a teacher training program, the Teaching Confidence Scale asks takers to rate how confident they were in their ability to accomplish each skill using a 6-point likert design. The authors stress that "In order to create a measure appropriate for your program, you would have to determine what students should be able to do after completing your requirements and then build a scale based on these expectations." The reader is prompted to answer to each of the 15 questions least prepared, prepared, more prepared, most prepared.
Anita Woolfolk Hoy, 2000
Obtaining this Instrument
For additional information on the Teaching Confidence Scale, including information on reliability, validity, and factor analysis, and on how to obtain a copy of the instrument, visit Ohio State University
Administration, Analysis and Reporting
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Jung, Woo, Ph.D., Cho, Grace, Ph.D., and Ambrosetti, Debra, Ph.D. (2011). Preservice Teacher’s Confidence Levels in Working with Students with Special Needs: Improving Preservice Teacher Training Programs. Electronic Journal of Inclusive Education.
Dissertations Using the Teaching Confidence Scale
Hoy, Anita Woolfolk. 2000. Changes in Teacher Efficacy During the Early Years of Teaching. The Ohio State University