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Abstract Title: Online administration of a reasoning inventory in development
Abstract: We are developing a new research based assessment (RBA) focused on quantitative reasoning--rather than conceptual understanding--in physics contexts. We rapidly moved administration of the RBA online in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We present our experiences with online, unproctored administration of an RBA in development to students enrolled in a large-enrollment, calculus-based, introductory physics course. We describe our attempts to adhere to best practices on a limited time frame, and present a preliminary analysis of the results, comparing results from the online administration to earlier results from in-person, proctored administration. We include discussion of online administration of multiple-choice/multiple-response (MCMR) items, which we use on the instrument as a way to probe multiple facets of student reasoning. Our initial comparison indicates little difference between online and paper administrations of the RBA, consistent with previous work by other researchers.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session III
Poster Number: 3.C2
Contributed Paper Record: Contributed Paper Information
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Alexis Olsho
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98112
and Co-Presenter(s)
Suzanne White Brahmia (University of Washington), Charlotte Zimmerman (University of Washington), Trevor Smith (Rowan University), Philip Eaton (Montana State University), Andrew Boudreaux (Western Washington University)