1. Assure that each of the items has been rated.
Irrelevant or otherwise uncompleted items should be rated 1.
2. Score each subscale, one at a time. Then, note
and follow the scoring directions at the end of each subscale. For
example, sum the eight responses associated with Time Management, the
first subscale on the TSI. Then, divide this sum by the number of
items in the subscale-in this case, by eight (8). This is the
teacher's mean item score, also termed subscale score, for Time
Management. Place this score in the circle adjacent to and to the
right of the scoring directions.
3. Proceed to the remaining TSI subscales and
continue this process until one mean item score is derived for each.
4. To compute the Total Stress Score, sum the mean
item or subscale scores in each of the circles, then divide this value
by 10, the total number of TSI subscales. Place this value in the
diamond on the third and last page of the Inventory. These mean item
and total scores can then be interpreted using the procedure outlined
in the following section of this site.