Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning: Instruments

The Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning conducts research and implements best practices in the area of teaching and learning with technology. The institute's instruments and online data collection systems have been used to gather data from thousands of educators in recent years. They consist of nine student and teacher surveys specific to computers and technology, and three surveys related to STEM. The computer/technology instruments are intended to complement each other so that a profile of educators' attitudes and learner dispositions for an entire school system can be obtained. These instruments have been developed and validated over the past ten years by researchers associated with the Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning and used in numerous state, national, and international studies.

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These validated surveys (free to download) may be useful for schools and districts interested in teacher and students' attitudes and dispositions about computers, technology, and STEM. There are more instruments that are technology-specific, and only a couple that are on STEM. The instruments use Likert items ('strongly disagree' to 'strongly agree'), Semantic Differential items (ratings along a continuum between opposite pairs), and paired comparisons items (forced choice between two alternatives). Information on the instruments' procedures and technical quality varies: some instruments (e.g., Computer Attitude Questionnaire) are accompanied with administration and scoring procedures and reliability statistics. For other instruments, only the survey is available. (For the STEM Semantics Survey and the STEM Career Interest Questionnaire, the instruments' validation is available as a journal article.)