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ERIC Number: ED522201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
The Design and Development of a Context-Rich, Photo-Based Online Testing to Assess Students' Science Learning
Lin, Min-Jin; Guo, Chorng-Jee; Hsu, Chia-Er
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 1 p22-30 2011
This study designed and developed a CP-MCT (content-rich, photo-based multiple choice online test) to assess whether college students can apply the basic light concept to interpret daily light phenomena. One hundred college students volunteered to take the CP-MCT, and the results were statistically analyzed by applying t-test or ANOVA (Analysis of Variance). Using the results obtained in this study as working examples, we continue to discuss the instructional applications and the educational implications of the CP-MCT. The CP-MCT was shown to overcome some shortcomings of the traditional MCT, while maintaining its advantages in terms of cost and time efficiency as well as the ease to administer. Moreover, with the usage of a free Website (retrieved from, it relieved the burden of school teachers worrying about the techniques of implementing an online testing. The idea of CP-MCT can be applied in the pre-service and in-service teacher education to train the teachers in the design and development of the CP-MCT to assess their students' science learning. Appended to this document is "A Context-Rich, Photo-Based Multiple Choice Test." (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Taiwan National Science Council, Taipei.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan