Wareing Attitudes toward Science Protocol (WASP)

Relationships among attitudes of students toward science, as measured by the WASP (Wareing Attitudes Toward Science Protocol), perceived antecedents of such attitudes, and class achievement or performance indicated by reported grades were investigated for a survey sample of 1,740 students in 87 high school science classes from five communities. Additionally, students' self-reported number of tests administered in a given course, perceived rewards, degree of stress, and internal structure of the course were examined as potential predictor variables. Results indicate a significant correspondence between report card grades, degree of structure, degree of stress, gender, degree of rewards, number of tests, and students' attitudes toward science.

Average Review: 2 (2.5)

by anonymous, Youth Development Advisor, University of California, 1

While I think this survey has potential, we need the other pieces of measurement to actually be able to utilize it. At this point there is no way to recommend this resource, as it does not demonstrate, show, or provide information on what the responses mean, or how they would be useful to educators or learners. Also – there is no descriptor for the 5-point scale: what do SA, A, U, D and SD mean? If the goal of promoting this tool is to get others to use it, we need the other support documentation.