Session Type

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Room

PAB 150

Start Date

9-7-2013 2:00 PM

Keywords

concept, inventory, chemistry

Primary Threads

Evaluation of Learning

Abstract

The use of valid and reliable concept inventories to measure knowledge gains and evaluate student misconceptions has gained popularity in the science disciplines. At the first Western Conference on Science Education we discussed additional merits of using concept inventories and presented some data acquired from using a pre-existing chemistry inventory in our first-year chemistry class. Since then, we have developed our own concept questions, tested them, revised them, and undertaken a number of additional steps, including think aloud interviews, to improve the reliability and validity of our Ryerson Chemistry Concept Inventory. This presentation will offer some reflections about our experiences in the development and testing stages of the project and will be framed in a manner to appeal to anyone, of any discipline, contemplating the use or development of concept inventories.

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Jul 9th, 2:00 PM

So You Are Thinking About Using a Concept Inventory

PAB 150

The use of valid and reliable concept inventories to measure knowledge gains and evaluate student misconceptions has gained popularity in the science disciplines. At the first Western Conference on Science Education we discussed additional merits of using concept inventories and presented some data acquired from using a pre-existing chemistry inventory in our first-year chemistry class. Since then, we have developed our own concept questions, tested them, revised them, and undertaken a number of additional steps, including think aloud interviews, to improve the reliability and validity of our Ryerson Chemistry Concept Inventory. This presentation will offer some reflections about our experiences in the development and testing stages of the project and will be framed in a manner to appeal to anyone, of any discipline, contemplating the use or development of concept inventories.