|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
The ACT Tessera Social and Emotional Learning Assessment System was developed to measure social and emotional skills that are associated with success in school, career, and life. The system can be used by educators to select, develop, and implement programs or interventions to improve these skills in children and adolescents.
|Main constructs measured||
Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
|Publication year for the most recent version||
|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
Likert-type rating scales; situational judgment items; forced-choice items
No information is available in the references reviewed.
English, Japanese, and Spanish
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
|Overall score reporting||
No overall scores are reported.
There are five subscores:
A scoring report is provided by ACT.
Score reports classify scores as "developing," "approaching," "demonstrating," and “mastering,” along with example behaviors that are associated with each level for each subscore.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Middle school and high school students in the United States.
MS: Self-report ranged from 0.67 to 0.75; SJT ranged from 0.68 to 0.84; traditional reliability metrics do not apply to FC (ACT, 2018).
For middle school, internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha) estimates range from 0.67 to 0.75 for the self-report forms, and 0.68-0.84 for the situational judgment items (ACT, 2018).
For high school, internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha) estimates ranged from 0.72 to 0.78 for self-report forms, and 0.63 to 0.86 for the situational judgment items (ACT, 2018).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||act.org/tessera|
"ACT Tessera Technical Bulletin," ACT, Iowa City, IA: ACT, Inc. 2018.
This measure is also reviewed in the AWG Guide.
Measure summary updated October 31, 2018.