School Motivation and Learning Strategies Inventory-Child Form (SMALSI)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The School Motivation and Learning Strategies Inventory (SMALSI) Child Form measure assesses learning strategies and can be used by educators to identify strengths and weaknesses and administer appropriate interventions.
|Main constructs measured||
Cognitive competencies; Intrapersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
|Publication year for the most recent version||
|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Four-point Likert-type scale
English, Danish, Japanese, Romanian
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
Qualification Level B
|Overall score reporting||
No overall scores are reported.
There are nine subscores:
The measure is self-scored. Alternatively, automated scoring services are available from the assessment developers.
Normalized T-scores and percentile rank scores are reported.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Evidence was collected from students from public schools in the United States ages 8-12 (N=1,821).
Internal consistency (alpha) estimates are all 0.69 and above (Stroud & Reynolds, 2006).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||wpspublish.com|
Chatham Stroud, K. & Reynolds, C. R. "School Motivation and Learning Strategies Inventory Manual," Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services, 2006.
Janzen, T., Cormier, D. C., Hetherington, J., Mrazik, M., & Mousavi, A. "A Canadian investigation of the psychometric properties of the Student Motivation and Learning Strategies Inventory," Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 30, 3, 2015, pp. 175–192.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.