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ERIC Number: EJ1027893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
Application of the Test of Scientific Literacy Skills in the Assessment of a General Education Natural Science Program
Waldo, Jennifer Turner
Journal of General Education, v63 n1 p1-14 2014
The peer-reviewed and psychometrically validated Test of Scientific Literacy Skills developed by Gormally et al. was used to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a general education natural science program. By comparing the scores of students who had already taken at least one course in this area with the scores of those who had not, and by relating scores to students' perceptions of learning about science, a richer understanding of our program has emerged. The ability to focus on particular skill sets and areas of proficiency has allowed us to identify specific areas to target for improvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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