Attitudinal factors

Attitudinal factor

What it measures

1. Feelings about school

Explores whether a pupil feels secure, confident and included in their learning community.

2. Perceived learning capability

Offers an insight into a pupil’s level of self-respect, determination and openness to learning, in the current moment. 

3. Self-regard

Equivalent to self-worth, this measure is focused specifically on self-awareness as a learner, highlighting levels of motivation and determination in the long-term.

4. Preparedness for learning

This measure covers areas such as study skills, attentiveness and concentration, looking at the pupil’s determination and openness to learning.

5. Attitudes to teachers

This measures a young person’s perceptions of the relationships they have with the adults in school. A low score can flag a lack of respect.

6. General work ethic

Highlights the pupil’s aspirations and motivation to succeed in life, this measure focuses on purpose and direction, not just at school, but beyond.

7. Confidence in learning

Identifies a pupil’s ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with a challenge.

8. Attitudes to attendance

Correlating very highly with actual attendance 12 months later, this measure enables teachers to intercede earlier with strategies to reduce the likelihood of truancy.

9. Response to curriculum demands

This measure focuses more narrowly on school-based motivation to undertake and complete curriculum-based tasks, highlighting the pupil’s approach to communication and collaboration.