What is Self-Determination? Self-determination is related to one’s ability to advocate for themselves, make independent choices and decisions, problem solve, and set their own goals. Self-determination is an important predictor of student success during high school and beyond.
About the Self-Determination Inventory: The Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR) asks students questions related to how they feel about their ability to use self-determination skills. This measure is available in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English. The questionnaire takes only 15 minutes to complete. After completing the SDI:SR, students will get a report about their self-determination skills.
Instructions For Students
- Log in / Go to / to take the Self-Determination Inventory
- Questions and answer options will be provided in ASL and English. Questions will ask you about your ability to be self-determined.
- After completing the questions, receive a report about your self-determination skills.
- Learn how to strengthen your self-determination skills.
For Teachers and Professionals
The Self-Determination Inventory: Student Report (SDI:SR) was developed in English by Kansas University researchers. Kansas University and NDC collaborated to translate SDI:SR to American Sign Language (ASL). The translated version contains both ASL videos and English text.
Students will receive an individualized report after completing the SDI:SR. This Student Report Guide provides more detailed information about how to interpret the student report. This student report can help you develop a plan to strengthen your students’ self-determination skills.
What resources can you use to help strengthen deaf students’ self-determination skills?
- Play Deafverse, an interactive game that supports development of self-advocacy skills.
- Promote Self-Determination at Home!
- Promote Self-Determination at School!
- View successful deaf adults resources.