Instructions for Administration
  Test Setting


The test setting will vary depending on how the TSI is used. Because the Inventory can be completed and scored in about 15 minutes, individual teachers can do so in their classrooms, break rooms, or at home. It is recommended, however, that the Inventory be completed at the worksite, in the environment in which the teacher spends the most time. In cases in which the TSI is to be completed at teacher stress workshops, it should be done so without collaboration or interaction with other teachers prior to the presentation of stress-related materials and facts. Every attempt should be made to control for response bias in the test environment. This can best be done by avoiding sensitizing teachers to the topic of stress, assuring respondent privacy and confidentiality, and attending closely to administration and scoring details.