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Abstract Title: How can we assess scientific practices? The case of “Using-Mathematics”
Abstract: Recently, there is an emphasis on including scientific practices into introductory-level college physics curricula, instruction, and assessments. We conducted a study to develop assessment tasks to elicit evidence of students' abilities to engage in the scientific practice, Using Mathematics. We used Evidence-Centered Design to develop these tasks and these tasks were given to students along with one on one think-aloud interviews. The students' written work was compared to the video of them solving the problem aloud to determine if what they wrote down can reliably predict whether or not they engaged in the scientific practice. In this poster, I focus on interesting aspects of the students' work that gives us evidence about how reliably we can assess students' use of mathematics. This work informs developing future classroom and standardized assessments that can assess scientific practices.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B32

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Amali Priyanka Jambuge
Kansas State University
1600 Hillcrest Dr, Apt V 26
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 7854738286
and Co-Presenter(s)
James T. Laverty, Kansas State University