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Mindset Scale for Learning English

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by Gülbin Özdemir Altıgöz | 06 Aug 2021
Resource Description: This assessment tool was developed to help learners find out about their mindset for learning English. The tool has been adapted from the reference book Mindset: The new psychology for success by C. S. Dweck (2006). It is a 4-Point Likert Scale and has 10 items about mindsets and learning English. The responses to each item go from a complete agreement to a complete disagreement and there is no neutral choice option. By using this tool, learners can figure out what kind of a mindset they have and finally reach a particular decision on their path to learning English.
Audience: Elementary, Secondary
Audience Language Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate
Type of Assessment Tool: It is a 4-Point Likert Scale. The assessment tool consists of 10 items which help learners determine the level of their agreement or disagreement. 
Area to be Assessed: Other
Area to be Assessed Other: I do know that this assessment tool is not directly related to 4 skills, grammar or vocabulary; however, I whole-heartedly believe that mindsets directly affect learners' attitude, motivation and success towards language learning. Thus, I believe it is significant to figure out about the mindset that the learners have in order to either strengthen or improve their language learning progress.
Duration: 20 minutes
Assessment Procedure:

The assessment procedure is completed in three steps:

  1. You need to read each item carefully and choose the best option that indicates your preference.
  2. After making your decisions about all items, you need to find out your result and record it.
  3. You need to search for your result by using the score chart to discover your mindset. 
References: Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. Random House INC. 
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