Teacher Beliefs – TSELI

The Teacher Beliefs-TSELI (Tschannen-Moran & Johnson, 2011) is a 22-item survey instrument designed to measure teachers’ sense of efficacy for literacy instruction. It was developed to provide a means for researchers to examine an aspect of teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs that was subject-specific. Survey items were constructed by drawing on the NCTE/IRA (1996) Standards for English Language Arts and the IRA (2004) Standards for Reading Professionals. The questions are to be answered taking into consideration the combination of current ability, resources and opportunity to do each of the items in their current position.

The questionnaire is designed to gain a better understanding of  the challenges teachers face in the classroom.  It uses a 9-point Likert scale with anchors at:

1 – Not at All,

3 – Very Little,

5 – Some Influence,

7 – Quite a Bit, and

9 – A Great Deal comprise the scale.

Administration, Analysis and Reporting

Statistics Solutions consists of a team of professional methodologists and statisticians that can assist the student or professional researcher in administering the survey instrument, collecting the data, conducting the analysis and explaining the results.

For additional information on these services, click here.  For additional survey instruments in the Learning/Teaching/School category, please see the links below.


Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Johnson, Denise. (2011). “Exploring Literacy Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs: Potential Sources at Play.” ERIC Journal.

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