Self-Regulated Strategies for School Writing Tasks (SRSSWT)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Self-Regulated Strategies for School Writing Tasks (SRSSWT) measures the use of self-regulation strategies in school writing tasks.

Main constructs measured

Cognitive competencies (written communication) and intrapersonal competencies (self regulation)

Applicable grade levels

Grade 9

Publication year for the most recent version 2015
Year originally developed 2014
Related measures
Measure Administration

Student (self)

Method of administration

Paper/Pencil, self-administered

Number of items


Item format

Multiple choice; five-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

15-20 minutes

Available languages

English, Portuguese

Fee for use Access may be limited or unavailable
Credentials required for administration


Overall score reporting

No overall score is reported.

Subscore reporting

There are three summary scale scores:

  • Environmental
  • Behavioral
  • Personal processes

There are twelve subscores:

  • Environmental structuring
  • Help-seeking
  • Self-monitoring
  • Self-consequating
  • Self-verbalizing
  • Time planning
  • Self-evaluating
  • Planning
  • Revising
  • Recalling
  • Organizing
  • Reader awareness
Scoring procedures

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Evidence is based on a sample of 732 ninth grade students from Brazil and Portugal (Malpique & Veiga Simão, 2015).

Reliability evidence

Internal consistency was calculated for all scales (Cronbach's alpha=0.81, min=0.8, max=0.92) (Malpique & Veiga Simão, 2015).

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Items were developed based on existing theories of self-regulated learning or adapted from existing measures of similar constructs.
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure.
Results from factor analysis supported the structure of the structure of the revised SRSSWT (Malpique & Veiga Simão, 2015).
Evidence based on relations with other variables.
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure Measures can be obtained from Dr. Anabela Abreu Malpique ( at Murdoch University, WA, Australia

Malpique, A. A. & Veiga Simão, A. M. , "Assessing Self-Regulated Strategies for School Writing Cross-Cultural Validation of a Triadic Measure," Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2015, pp. 141–153.


Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.