The GSE measures the following dispositions using the Disposition Assessment Rating Scale (DARS):
Diversity: which is indicated by a respect for cultural diversity and individual differences; by holding the belief that all individuals can learn, regardless of exceptionalities, background, or circumstance; and by a commitment to the education of individuals in complex urban and richly diverse communities
Scholarship: which is a commitment to integrating theory, research and evidence in guiding practice and a belief in life-long learning and professional education as integral to continuing development of expertise
Community: which values a community’s nuances and its cultural mores; and is a commitment to communication, through a variety of venues, with all members of school/educational community
Reflection: which values reflection in scholarly learning and professional practice and a commitment to improving practice through personal and collaborative reflection
Technology: which values the variety of technological resources for enhancing an individual’s learning and views growth in technological expertise as integral to professional practice
Social Justice: which is a commitment to dismantling all forms of inequity/injustice, including discriminatory practices and everyday micro-aggressions, which violate the dignity and oppress the freedoms of people locally, nationally and globally; social justice rests on a belief in the Ignatian mission of “cura personalis” – deep respect for the individual and his/her potential
Professionalism: manifests itself as a commitment to professional standards of integrity, ethics, and responsibility and values professionalism in dress, language, and behavior.