# Student Ratings of the Teacher or Class – Scales and Sample Items

**Teacher Support**

• Teacher Caring

*Our math teacher cares about how we feel.*

• Teacher Fairness and Respect

*Our math teacher wants students in this class to respect each others’ ideas.*

• Teacher Support for Collaboration

*Our math teacher encourages us to share ideas with one another in class.*

• Teacher Support for Help-Seeking

*Our math teacher encourages us to ask questions when we do not understand.*

**Teacher Focus on Student Success**

• Academic Press

*Our math teacher makes sure that the work we do really makes us think.*

• Teacher Expectations for Class Success

*My teacher thinks all students can learn.*

**Classroom Achievement Goal Structure**

• Mastery

*In our math class, it’s OK to make mistakes as long as you are learning.*

• Performance Approach

*In our math class, it’s important to get higher scores on tests than other students.*

• Performance Avoid

*In our math class, it’s important that you don’t make mistakes in front of everyone.*

**Situational Interest**

• Catch

*My math teacher is exciting.*

• Hold/Feeling

*What we are learning in math class this year is fascinating to me.*

• Hold/Value

*What we are studying in math class is useful for me to know.*

**Student Perceived Parental Involvement**

*Motivation*

• Family Values Math

*According to my family, it is important for me to be able to think and reason mathematically.*

• Family Confidence in Student’s Math Ability

*My family tells me I can learn math.*

• Family Norms

*My family expects me to continue with math in the future.*

• Mastery Achievement Goal Emphasis

*According to my family, the main goal in math is for me to learn as much as I can.*

• Performance Achievement Goal Emphasis

*My family wants me to get better grades than other students.*

• Family Encouragement for Academic Risk-Taking

*My family would like me to do challenging math problems, even if I make mistakes.*

**Support for Learning**

• Family Support for Student Self-Regulation

People in my family encourage me to go through the book and my class notes to find the most important ideas.

• Family Role Construction

According to my family, it is not their job to help me when I have difficulty in math.

• Homework Monitoring

During this school year, how often has someone in your family asked you about your math homework?

**Other**

• Help Giver Competence

If I needed help with my math homework, my family would know how to help me.

• Family-Teacher Communication

During this school year, how often has someone in your family asked your math teacher how you are doing?