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Short Grit Scale (GRIT-S)


The GRIT-S assesses students abilities to preserve and work towards long term goals.


The GRIT-S is commonly given to a wide range of populations, including K-16 and beyond.

Typical Performance

In the literature, grit score have been correlated with educational attainment. Students with “some college” commonly have scores around -0.35.


Example question

Setbacks don’t discourage me:

  1. Very much like me

  2. Mostly like me

  3. Somewhat like me

  4. Not much like me

  5. Not like me at all


The GRIT-S is a shortened version of the original GRIT assessment. Since its development it has been used with many populations. While grit has become a widely used measure, it’s validity as a predictive measure has also been questioned.

  • Duckworth, A. L., & Quinn, P. D. (2009). Development and validation of the Short Grit Scale (GRIT–S). Journal of personality assessment, 91(2), 166-174.

  • Duckworth, A. L., Peterson, C., Matthews, M. D., & Kelly, D. R. (2007). Grit: perseverance and passion for long-term goals. Journal of personality and social psychology, 92(6), 1087.


The research conducted with the GRIT-S is extensive. We recommend using Google Scholar and the citations listed under validation to find articles of interest.

Example LASSO Report

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