Self-Determination Assessments

Self-Determination Assessment Tools

The ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Assessment is a curriculum-referenced tool that measures students' self-determination skills and progress in the ChoiceMaker Self-Determination Curriculum. Educators complete a 5-point Likert scale response for each of the 62 items across the student skills and opportunities at school sections.


The AIR Self-Determination Assessment focuses on two main components: Capacity and Opportunity.  Capacity refers to the knowledge, abilities, and perceptions which allow the student to be self-determined.  Opportunity refers to the student's chances to use their knowledge and abilities.  The AIR Self-Determination Scale is available free of charge in a variety of forms:  student form,  (Spanish) student form, parent form, and educator form. 


The ARC Self-Determination Scale was developed by Dr. Michael Wehmeyer and colleagues to  measure strengths and weaknesses of adolescents with disabilities, facilitate student involvement in educational planning and instruction to promote self-determination as an educational outcome, and assess student self-determination skills for research purposes.


These tools were harvested from the Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment website (