Mindset Assessment Profile

This is a tool to get a quick assessment of your students’ mindsets—their beliefs about the malleability of intelligence, the relative importance of learning and perfect performance, and their attitudes toward effort and mistakes.
It’s important that students not feel labeled by this tool. The MAP categories just represent the way they are thinking and feeling about these questions at the present time. They can change these beliefs, and they may feel differently on different days

Constructs Being Measured
Growth mindset
How to Access and Cite

This resource has instructions on how to frame the conversation with your students, how to score the assessment as well as optional reflection/discussin questions you can use post the assessment. Please do not use this assessment tool in isolation. Use it alongside the teaching resources and the other conversation prompts.

To access the resource, visit https://newtechnetwork.org/resources/student-literacy-series/.

Outcome Families
Programmatic Purpose
Classroom-level data and feedback
Program-level monitoring and evaluation
Instrument Characteristics
Type of items: 

8 likert scale questions

Original target population: 

People age 12 and above

Applicable Grade Levels
Supporting Research

Dweck, Carol S. Mindset: The new psychology of success. Random House Incorporated, 2006.

Dweck, Carol. Mindset: changing the way you think to fulfil your potential. Hachette UK, 2017.

Points to Consider

For more guidance on measuring student learning and best practices in adapting measurement tools to your contexts, check out the Portal page on Monitoring and Evaluation. You can also contact Alvin Vista (Knowledge Lead, Student Outcomes) and Robbie Dean (Director of Research) for specific questions.