Administration Method:Self-Report Questionnaire

This tool measures empathetic attitudes, not actions.

IndicatorsEmpathy

This tool represents the extent to which students feel ownership of their school (p. 32).  This “ownership of school” can affect the extent to which students are inclined and empowered to engage in civic participation beyond their school.This tool was tes ...

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Child Project. It includes eight items designed to measure teenagers' environmental stewardship. Environmental Stewardship is defined as the practice of carin ...

This tool “represents the respondent’s opinion about the feasibility of working with local or state government to meet a range of community needs, such as fixing a pothole or getting an issue on a statewide ballot” (p. 13, http://www.nationalservice.gov/p ...

This tool represents respondent’s ability to “critically analyze political messages” (p. 4).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in grades 7 through 12, but most of the participating youth were in grades 11 and 12.  The participating youth were ages 12-18 ...

Measures the behavior of helping others.

This tool represents “the respondent’s opinion about the degree to which he/she can trust people and members of his/her community, including the local police” (p. 12, http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/national_evaluation_youthcorps_technicalappendices.pd ...

IndicatorsSocial Trust

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes six items designed for parents to rate their teenagers' educational engagement. Educational engagement includes behavioral engag ...

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation. It includes seven items designed for parents to rate their teenagers' gratitude. Gratitude is defined as having an appreciation of positive things in one's life, through: (1) the recogn ...

IndicatorsGratitude

This tool measures the opinions of young people regarding their “trust of elected officials, the extent to which citizens need to hold the government accountable, and government concern for ordinary people” (p. 7).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in gr ...

This tool represents “respondent’s reports of the frequency with which he/she participates in activities intrinsic to the political process, including talking with others about politics” (p. 12, http://www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/national_evaluation_youth ...

The Tool to Assess the Characteristics of Effective Sex and STD/HIV Education Programs (TAC) is an organized set of questions designed to help practitioners assess whether curriculum-based programs have incorporated the common characteristics of effective ...

Category:Sex Education

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes four items that measure thrift in teenagers. Thrift is defined as having the capacity and propensity to use time and money effic ...

IndicatorsThrift

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes six items designed for parents to rate their teenagers' diligence. Diligence is defined as performing tasks with thoroughness an ...

Category:Life Skills

The purpose of the observation form is to assess staff training on fidelity and whether fidelity monitoring processes are being implemented as intended.  This observation form has been developed for grantees awarded funds from the Teen Pregnancy Preventio ...

Category:Sex Education

This tool provides a way to assess adolescents’ interest in politics by assessing their political communications with others (p. 22).This tool was tested on 1,924 youth in grades 7 through 12, but most of the participating youth were in grades 11 and 12.  ...

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes four items designed for parents to rate their teenagers' altruism. Altruism is defined as showing unselfish concern, in thought ...

This tool was developed by Child Trends for the Templeton Foundation, as part of the Flourishing Children Project. It includes eight items designed for parents to rate their teenagers' goal orientation. Goal orientation is defined as an adolescent’s motiv ...

IndicatorsGoal-setting