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Thompson, Meredith Myra; Braude, Eric John – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
The assessment of learning in large online courses requires tools that are valid, reliable, easy to administer, and can be automatically scored. We have evaluated an online assessment and learning tool called Knowledge Assembly, or Knowla. Knowla measures a student's knowledge in a particular subject by having the student assemble a set of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Critical Thinking
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Lane-Getaz, Sharon J. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2013
This mixed-methods study reports psychometric properties of the 34-item Reasoning about P-values and Statistical Significance (RPASS) scale. RPASS is being designed as a research tool to assess effects of teaching methods on students' inferential reasoning. During development (Phase I), two graphical scenarios and 12 items were added to the scale,…
Descriptors: College Students, Mixed Methods Research, Psychometrics, Rating Scales
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Krupa, Erin; Webel, Corey; McManus, Jason – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2013
We share results from a quasi-experimental study in which we compared achievement between traditional lecture-based and computer-based sections of college algebra on a common multiple choice exam as well as performance on problem solving items. Students in the computer-based group performed better on the final exam and were also more likely to…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Comparative Analysis
Farinde, Abiola A.; Lewis, Chance W. – Online Submission, 2012
African American women are underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields (Catsambis, 1994). The socialization and "under-education" of African American female students engenders ideas of inferiority, while the presence of an inferior race, sex and class, in one body, may produce an ideology of mediocrity.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, African American Students, Females, Disproportionate Representation