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CAT 32 Course Related Self Confidence Surveys
Estimated Levels of Time and Energy Required for:
Faculty to prepare to use this CAT Medium
Students to respond to the assessment Low
Faculty to analyze the data collectedLow

"In many instances, individuals who are generally self-confident may lack confidence in their abilities or skills in a specific context – for example, in their quantitative skills or their ability to speak in public. It is this type of domain- and even course-specific self-confidence that these surveys assess. Course-Related Self-Confidence Surveys, then, consist of a few simple questions aimed at getting a rough measure of the students’ self-confidence in relation to a specific skill or ability."

 Purpose"Course-Related Self-Confidence surveys help faculty assess their students’ levels of confidence in their ability to learn the relevant skills and material. When teachers know the students’ level of confidence, and what affects that confidence, they can more effectively structure assignments that will build confidence and enhance motivation and learning. Once students are aware of their self-confidence in relation to specific tasks, they can focus their attention on controlling and improving their performance and self-confidence in tandem – setting up a “virtuous” cycle of success." — Classroom Assessment Techniques, Angelo, TA and Cross, KP, 1993

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