AdultsBehaviourCivic ParticipationCommunity DevelopmentCommunity OrganisationToolsYouthActive and Engaged Citizenship (AEC)

Author: America’s Promise Alliance

Collection Method: Self-Reported Questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses 1-5 rating scale with different answer options for different items.  Higher scores indicate a higher level of engagement with civic duties.

Number of questions: 32

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • The tool measures people’s perception of civic duty, social connectedness and participation in the community
  • Suitable for adults and youth, and can be used in programs providing activities for community development and civic participation
  • Best used for pre and post program testing

The AEC tool has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of adults and youth to assist in the measurement of the civic participation and community connectedness.

This tool was created by America’s Promise Alliance, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.