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written by Steven J. Pollock, Rachel E. Pepper, Stephanie V. Chasteen, and Katherine K. Perkins
The University of Colorado at Boulder has been involved in a systematic program of upper-division undergraduate course transformations. The role of assessment has been critical at multiple, interconnected scales: (1) formative evaluation focused on the course itself in the design phase; (2) formative assessment focused on students in the instructional phase and (3) summative assessment to determine student performance and the success of course design. We summarize the role and nature of assessments at each of these levels. At the design scale, investigative measures include observations and surveys of students and student work. In the classroom, assessments to determine and address student difficulties include clicker questions and tutorials. At the summative scale, assessments include faculty interviews and course and tutorial-scale posttests. We discuss examples, affordances, outcomes, and challenges associated with these different layers of assessments at the upper-division level.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 307-310
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- Curriculum Development
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Education - Basic Research
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= Summative Assessment
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10.1063/1.3680056
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Keywords:
PERC 2011, course reform, upper-division
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S. Pollock, R. Pepper, S. Chasteen, and K. Perkins, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11874&DocID=2721).
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S. Pollock, R. Pepper, S. Chasteen, and K. Perkins, Multiple roles of assessment in upper-division physics course reforms, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11874&DocID=2721>.
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Pollock, S., Pepper, R., Chasteen, S., & Perkins, K. (2011, August 3-4). Multiple roles of assessment in upper-division physics course reforms. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved December 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11874&DocID=2721
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Pollock, S, R. Pepper, S. Chasteen, and K. Perkins. "Multiple roles of assessment in upper-division physics course reforms." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11874&DocID=2721 (accessed 18 December 2014).
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Pollock, Steven, Rachel Pepper, Stephanie Chasteen, and Katherine Perkins. "Multiple roles of assessment in upper-division physics course reforms." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 307-310 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 18 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11874&DocID=2721>.
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