About the Measure

Domains Meta-cognition
Key stages Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Organizing; Accommodating; Evaluating; Strategizing; Recapitulating
Description A group-administered questionnaire designed to assess students' awareness and use of higher-order cognitive processes during problem solving.
Example Not reported
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Implementation details

No. of items 37
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 13-18
Cost single purchase $25.00
Cost per child -

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .75
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA PCA with varimax
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity PCA with varimax rotation identified six orthogonal factors
Concurrent validity The six factors correctly classified students 53% of the time; most accurately predicted group membership among low achieving students (61.3%) and least accurately predicted group members among average students (44.8%).
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Armour-Thomas, E., & Haynes, N. M. (1988). Assessment of metacognition in problem solving. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 15, 87-93.