I recently got the textbook, The Use of Data in School Counseling by Trish Hatch. Chapter 7 is all about creating pre/post tests. Hatch (2014) uses the A-S-K method to measure how much students are learning.
A=Attitude Questions- Attitude questions measure student opinions and beliefs. Many of these questions use a Likert Scale. Examples of attitude questions:
- I believe watching fights is a lot of fun. Strongly agree…strongly disagree
- Compared to high school classes, I think college classes will be.. A lot harder…a lot easier
- I believe kids who report bullying are snitches. strongly agree….strongly disagree
S=Skills- Creating skills questions is more difficult than creating knowledge and attitude questions. When measuring skills the respondent may be asked to answer a “What would you do scenario?” Other ways to answer skills questions are role play, complete a job application, locate a missing part to a planner, or write a goal. A knowledge question may be “what is the GPA required to move on” while a skills question may be to figure out the GPA when given a set of grades. Examples of skills questions are: Continue reading