My Class Inventory-Short Form (MCI-SF)
The My Class In9ventory-Short Form asks students 25 yes or no questions about five domains of their classroom environment: friction, competitiveness, satisfaction, difficulty, and cohesion. It was designed for elementary school students and tested in schools across Australia. A study done with 2,800 upper elementary students in the United States improved this form by creating an 18-item measure that was found to be more reliable than the original version. This shorter form measures friction, competitiveness, satisfaction, and cohesion. Both measures are scored the same way: A yes response is 3 points, a no is 1 point, and an invalid response is scored as 2. Some items are reverse scored and marked with an R. The inventory requires only a citation for use.
Pros for Schools
Cons for Schools
Limited responses as each item is answered with yes or no
Suggestions for Further Research
Fisher, D. L., & Fraser, B. J. (1981). Validity and use of the my class inventory. Science Education, 65(2), 145-156. https://edtechbooks.org/-PGj
Sink, Christopher & R. Spencer, Lisa. (2005). My Class Inventory-Short Form as an Accountability Tool for Elementary School Counselors to Measure Classroom Climate. Professional School Counseling, 9, 37-48. https://doi.org/10.5330/prsc.9.1.y720844684111402.
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