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Abstract Title: Investigating Minute Papers to Assess Scientific Reasoning
Abstract: One-minute papers, also known as exit tickets, are a formative assessment strategy that asks students to respond to one or two short-answer prompts following an in-class lesson.  Typically, the prompts ask students to identify a key take-home lesson and a question or confusion they have about the lesson.  Students' responses help instructors gauge students' understanding and engagement in the class.  We  investigate how coding such regular, brief post-class reflections for sophistication of reasoning can provide a useful proxy measure of aggregate student engagement and growth in critical thinking in a general-education physics class.  In future work, we plan to investigate using automated methods to statistically code aggregate levels of scientific reasoning in large-enrollment classes.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

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Primary Contact: Carolyn Sealfon
Princeton University
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