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Attitude toward the Subject of Chemistry Inventory (ASCI)


The ASCI assesses students’ attitudes regarding “chemistry” as a body of knowledge or practices.

The constructs the ASCI measures are chemistry:

  1. Interest and Utility

  2. Anxiety

  3. Intellectual Accessibility

  4. Fear

  5. Emotional Satisfaction


The ASCI is commonly administered in university chemistry courses in courses for majors and non-majors.

Typical Performance

Below are the results from the instrument development research.



Study describing the validation process for the ASCI:

  • Bauer, C. F. (2008). Attitude toward chemistry: A semantic differential instrument for assessing curriculum impacts. Journal of Chemical Education, 85(10), 1440.


We recommend using Google Scholar to find the most up-to-date studies that use the instrument.

Example LASSO Report

Please follow this link to our example report for concept inventories.