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ERIC Number: EJ920495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using an Online, Self-Diagnostic Test for Introductory General Chemistry at an Open University
Kennepohl, Dietmar; Guay, Matthew; Thomas, Vanessa
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n11 p1273-1277 Nov 2010
A simple, online, self-diagnostic tool has been developed to allow students to independently and quickly measure their potential of success in a first-year general chemistry course. The online tool employs well-established performance predictors in areas such as student educational background, conceptual basics, critical thinking, mathematical skills, and problem-solving skills. This particular self-diagnostic test shows a strong correlation coefficient between the test score and the overall final grade in the course. Careful observation of correlations between sections of the diagnostic test and various components of the course suggest further refinements to the instrument and the advice we give students. (Contains 2 notes, 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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