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Abstract Title: A Web-based version of the FCI?
Abstract: Many physics instructors are interested in using the FCI to evaluate their courses, but are concerned about losing valuable class time in administering it.  To meet this need, there are now several web-based versions of the FCI available, which instructors can assign as either in-class or out-of-class assignments.  To be able to compare results of the web-based FCI to the original FCI, the equivalency between the two versions must first be established.  In an attempt to do this, researchers analyzed FCI pre-test data collected from two separate semesters, Fall 2013 (N=689) and Spring 2014 (N= 1564).  During the Fall, students completed an online version of the FCI administered by WebAssign, while students in the spring semester completed the traditional version of the FCI during their regular lab sections. For each semester, the FCI data was collected during the first week of classes. Results of this study will be reported.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Patrick A. Kelley
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
525 Northwestern Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-2660
and Co-Presenter(s)
Rebecca S. Lindell, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University