The Parenting Skills Ladder (PSL) is a self-reporting instrument that was created at Oregon State University to measure parenting education programs. The instrument is designed to be taken at the end of a program and asks parents to rate their current and previous knowledge and practices. The PSL is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
Knowledge of Parenting and Child and Youth Development; Parenting Skills Outcomes; Social/Emotional Competence of Children
Access and Use
Swartz, Lynne, John Seeley, Mika Singer, and Susan Schroeder. 2016. “Results from a Randomized Control Trial of a Parenting Intervention for Highly Stressed Families: Make Parenting A Pleasure.” Parenting Now!, Oregon Research Institute.
Pratt, C., Katzev, A., Bowman, S., Rennekamp, d., & Sektnan, M. Parenting Skills Ladder, Revised, Second Edition. Oregon State University: Extension Family and Community Health.