Members of the UVA Social Development Lab have developed several measures that are available to others for use in the field. There is no cost for using these measures; we do ask, of course, that you cite these measures properly.


The Student Engagement in Mathematics Scale assesses students’ cognitive, social, and emotional engagement in a specific math class. Read More

The Mathematics Scan (M-Scan) is an observationally based rating scale designed to assess the quality of standards‐based mathematics teaching practices. Read More

The Teacher Belief Q-Sort (TBQ) measures three aspects of teachers’ beliefs and priorities: Discipline and Behavior Management, Teaching Practices, and Beliefs about Students. Read More

The Classroom Practices Observation Measure (CPOM), The Classroom Practices Teacher Survey (CPTS), and The Classroom Practices Frequency Scale (CPFS) are assessments of teachers’ use of classroom practices consistent with the Responsive Classroom® (RC) approach. Read More

The Observed Child Engagement Scale (OCES) is an observationally-based rating scale designed to assess children’s behavioral engagement in learning in primary grade classroom environments. Read More

The Survey of Early School Adjustment Difficulty assesses students’ difficulty with the adjustment to school. This measure is especially practical to measure children's difficulty with the transition to kindergarten or transition to first grade during the first three weeks of school. Read More