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Abstract Title: A New Paradigm for Research-Based Assessment Development
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Abstract: Research based assessments have a productive and storied history in PER. While useful for conducting research on student learning, their utility is limited for instructors interested in improving their own courses. We have developed a new assessment design process that leverages three-dimensional learning, evidence-centered design, and self-regulated learning to deliver actionable feedback to instructors about supporting their students' learning. We are using this approach to design the Thermal and Statistical Physics Assessment (TaSPA), which also allows instructors to choose learning goals that align with their teaching. Perhaps more importantly, this system will be completely automated when it is completed, making the assessment scalable with minimal bur- den on instructors and researchers. This work represents an advancement in how we assess physics learning at a large scale and how the PER community can better support physics instructors and students.
Session Time: Poster Session 3
Poster Number: III-23
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: James T. Laverty
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: 7855321526
and Co-Presenter(s)
James T. Laverty (he/him), Kansas State University
Amogh Sirnoorkar (he/him), Kansas State University
Joshua Weaver (he/him), Kansas State University
Alexander Adamson (he/him), Kansas State University
Bethany R. Wilcox (she/her), University of Colorado Boulder

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