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Abstract Title: Implementing a Problem-Solving Assessment Tool on a Student-Centered Classroom
Abstract: In a large private Mexican University both introductory physics and mathematics courses are taught in a Student-Centered Learning Classroom (ACE classroom in Spanish) which is based on the Student Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP) classroom. [1] In both courses, activities to improve students' Problem-Solving skills are implemented. To assess Problem-Solving skills, we use the Physics Problem-Solving Assessment Rubric by Docktor [2] in which students' solution of a problem is assessed. In this contribution we propose an implementation protocol that reduces average raters' disagreement. This protocol enables novice raters to reach an average disagreement as low as 14% in the first implementation.

1. R. Beichner, in Research-Based Reform of University Physics (2007), Vol. 1.
2. J. Docktor. Development and Validation of a Physics Problem-Solving Assessment Rubric. Dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2009,
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Teresita Marin-Suarez
Tecnologico de Monterrey
E. Garza Sada 2501
Monterrey, Non U.S. 64849
Phone: 528183582000, ext. 4631
and Co-Presenter(s)
Sujania A. Talavera
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Rodrigo CaƱas
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Angeles Dominguez
Tecnologico de Monterrey

Genaro Zavala
Tecnologico de Monterrey