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The Physics Teacher
written by Adrian M. Madsen, Sarah B. McKagan, and Eleanor C. Sayre
There is a plethora of concept inventories available for faculty to use, but it is not always clear exactly why you would use these tests, or how you should administer them and interpret the results. These research-based tests about physics and astronomy concepts are valuable because they allow for standardized comparisons among institutions, instructors, or over time. In order for these comparisons to be meaningful, you should use best practices for administering the tests. In interviews with 24 physics faculty, we have identified common questions that faculty members have about concept inventories. We have written this article to address common questions from these interviews and provide a summary of best practices for administering concept inventories.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 55, Issue 9, Pages 530-536
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© 2017 American Association of Physics Teachers
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10.1119/1.5011826
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Metadata instance created May 31, 2019 by Sam McKagan
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A. Madsen, S. McKagan, and E. Sayre, Phys. Teach. 55 (9), 530 (2017), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5011826).
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A. Madsen, S. McKagan, and E. Sayre, Best Practices for Administering Concept Inventories, Phys. Teach. 55 (9), 530 (2017), <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5011826>.
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Madsen, A., McKagan, S., & Sayre, E. (2017, December 1). Best Practices for Administering Concept Inventories. Phys. Teach., 55(9), 530-536. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5011826
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Madsen, A, S. McKagan, and E. Sayre. "Best Practices for Administering Concept Inventories." Phys. Teach. 55, no. 9, (December 1, 2017): 530-536, https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5011826 (accessed 27 January 2021).
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Madsen, Adrian, Sarah B. McKagan, and Eleanor Sayre. "Best Practices for Administering Concept Inventories." Phys. Teach. 55.9 (2017): 530-536. 27 Jan. 2021 <https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5011826>.
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