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Abstract Title: Students’ use of mathematics while working on physics assessments
Abstract: Exams and homework are the most common ways of assessing students' knowledge. These assessments often focus only on assessing physics concepts. With the introduction of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), there is growing interest in assessing not just what students know, but what students can do with their knowledge. The Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol (3D-LAP) is a tool developed to help people design college assessment tasks that align with NGSS. The purpose of this study is to investigate how well such tasks can assess students' abilities with the scientific practice "using mathematics". We developed an exam with questions based on the 3D-LAP and the exams were given to students in an interview setting using a think-aloud protocol. This poster will focus on some interesting aspects of students' responses to the questions. This work will inform the development of future college-level physics assessments.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A41

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Amali Priyanka Jambuge
Kansas State University
1600 Hillcrest Dr, Apt V26
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 7853172708
and Co-Presenter(s)
James T. Laverty, Kansas State University