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ERIC Number: EJ1135502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-5349
Assessment of Achievement in Problem-Solving Skills in a General Chemistry Course
Bueno, Patricia Morales
Journal of Technology and Science Education, v4 n4 p260-269 2014
This article reports the development and validation study of tests to assess achievements at three levels of knowledge structure, following the model proposed by Sugrue to measure problem-solving skills. The literature has reported this proposal as a model consistent with the theoretical constructs underlying problem-based learning (PBL) methodology. The tests were constructed for a General Chemistry course in a curriculum of engineering, which implements PBL methodology at a Peruvian university. The content validation of the tests was performed, as well as a pilot implementation with Peruvian students of first year engineering. The results obtained in omissions percentage, difficulty degree, items response pattern and the point biserial coefficient (rpb), let us to conclude that these are appropriate tools for assessing these skills, mainly for the purpose of contributing to process facilitation as well as to future research in this line.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru
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