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Abstract Title: Is it time to stop using the FCI: A Psychometric Argument
Abstract: Originally developed by Hestenes, Wells and Swackhamer in 1992, the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) consists of 30 research-based conceptual multiple-choice questions.  Over the last 20+ years, tens of thousands of physics instructors throughout the world have utilized the FCI as a way to evaluate the success of their instruction.  The question now arises is the FCI still a valid instrument to use to evaluate physics instruction?  In this poster, I will present a psychometric argument attempting to answer this question.  Alternative procedures will also be discussed.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

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Primary Contact: Rebecca S. Lindell
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
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