In Greek, Charassein means to engrave, scratch, or etch and is the root of the English word character. The Character Assessment Initiative (Charassein) is an effort devoted to the study of character skills. Our work centers around two goals: improving measures of character skills and better understanding how character skills are developed. For more information, please explore our website or contact the director Gema Zamarro.
Gema Zamarro, Albert Cheng, M. Danish Shakeel, & Collin Hitt. “Comparing and Validating Measures of Character Skills: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample.” EDRE Working Paper 2016-08.Read More
Albert Cheng, & Gema Zamarro. “Measuring Teacher Conscientiousness and its Impact on Students: Insight from the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database.” EDRE Working Paper 2016-05.Read More