ChildrenEarly ChildhoodEducationFamily ServicesParentingRelationshipsSupport ServicesToolsConfusion, Hubbub, and Order Scale (CHAOS)

Author(s): Adam P. Matheny, Jr., Theodore D. Wachs, Jennifer L. Ludwig, and Kay Phillips.

Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses a scale of 1-4; (1) Very much like your own home; (2) Somewhat like your own home; (3) A little bit like your own home; (4) Not at all like your own home. The lower the score, the better the home environment is

Number of questions: 15

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • CHAOS tool measures children’s home environment for the level of confusion, hubbub and order.
  • The tools is built on the premise that children are able to learn better in households with more order, less confusion and hubbub
  • Suitable for use in programs working with families with children aged 3 years and over

This tool was created by a group of researchers and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.