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ERIC Number: EJ1082432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Developing and Implementing an Assessment Technique to Measure Linked Concepts
Ye, Li; Oueini, Razanne; Lewis, Scott E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n11 p1807-1812 Nov 2015
The links students make among chemistry content is considered essential for a robust, enduring understanding in multiple learning theories. This article describes the development and implementation of an assessment technique, termed a Measure of Linked Concepts, designed to inform instructors on students' understanding of linking content throughout General Chemistry. Student performance on the assessment technique has provided unique insights relevant for instruction. For example, a substantial proportion of students could not identify when a model was used beyond its intended limit or show proficiency in tasks that the course assumed was prior knowledge. The use of these assessments also provides a means for instruction to show the relevance for topics such as periodic trends or ionic/molecular classification in a variety of subsequent topics throughout the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE0941976