What is Self-Determination? Being self-determined means acting or causing things to happen as you set and work toward goals in your life. Self-determination is an important predictor of student success during high school and beyond.
About the Self-Determination Inventory: The Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR) asks students questions related to how they feel about their ability to use self-determination skills. This measure is available in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. The questionnaire takes only 15 minutes to complete.
One-Time Use: Want a quick measure of self determination? Have students log in and take the questionnaire! After completing the SDI:SR, students will get a report about their self-determination skills.
Instructions For Students
- Log in / Go to / to take the Self-Determination Inventory
- Questions and answer options will be provided in ASL and English. Questions will ask you about your ability to be self-determined.
- After completing the questions, receive a report about your self-determination skills.
- Learn how to strengthen your self-determination skills.
For Teachers and Professionals
The Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR) was developed in English by University of Kansas researchers. University of Kansas and NDC collaborated to translate SDI:SR to American Sign Language (ASL). The translated version contains both ASL videos and English text.
Multiple-Time Use: Want to track self-determination skills over time (e.g. at the beginning and end of a school year, before and after using a curriculum or self-determination tool)? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up student accounts and get started!
Whether you choose to use the one-time or multiple-time versions, students will receive an individualized report after completing the SDI:SR. This document provides more detailed information about how to interpret the student report. This student report can help you develop a plan to strengthen your students’ self-determination skills.
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