Concern for Others – Teacher Observation Scale (Grades K-1)

This is an observation tool for teachers. This version is calibrated for kindergarten and first grade.  This scale is a subset of a larger civic responsibility measurement scale.

It is designed to be administered over time to observe progress in the extent to which children demonstrate concern for others (empathy). For example, it would be appropriate to use the scale at the start of the school year, at the start of the second school grading period, and at the end of the school year.

Tool

Indicators
Administration Method
Number of Questions
4
Creator(s) of Tool
Chi, B., Jastrzab, J., & Melchior, A. 2006
http://civicyouth.org/PopUps/WorkingPapers/WP47chi.pdf
Scoring / Benchmarking
Almost Never = 1
Sometimes = 2
Frequently = 3
Almost Always = 4

Add together the scores for all the items, and subtract 4 from the total. Scale scores range from 0-12. Higher scores indicate greater concern for others.
Background / Quality
Internal consistency = .74
Is there a cost associated with this tool?
No
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