The Florida Key
“A person who doubts himself [sic] is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms
against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers, 1844
Many in education, psychology, sociology, and related fields have recognized the significant relationship between self-concept and school achievement. The purpose of The Florida Key is to provide teachers, counselors, and related professionals with a relatively simple instrument designed to measure both inferred and professed student self-concept-as-learner.
This instrument is research-based and can be scored easily and quickly by classroom teachers and counselors without previous training.
In addition, the purpose of The Florida Key is to provide teachers and related professionals insight into students’ perceptions of themselves as learners. The Florida Key identifies and measures selected student behaviors that are believed by classroom teachers to correlate with positive realistice student self-concepts in the area of school success.