Harnessing Technology to Improve Formative Assessment of Student Conceptions in STEM: Forging a National Network

TitleHarnessing Technology to Improve Formative Assessment of Student Conceptions in STEM: Forging a National Network
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHaudek, KC, Kaplan JJ, Knight J, Long T, Merrill J, Munn A, Nehm RH, Smith M, Urban-Lurain M
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalCBE - Life Sciences Education
Volume10
Start Page149
Pagination149-155
Date PublishedSummer
KeywordsAACR, AACR-pub, concept inventories, constructed response, text analysis, Undergraduate STEM education
AbstractConcept inventories, consisting of multiple-choice questions designed around common student misconceptions, are designed to reveal student thinking. However, students often have complex, heterogeneous ideas about scientific concepts. Constructed-response assessments, in which students must create their own answer, may better reveal students' thinking, but are time and resource intensive to evaluate. This report describes the initial meeting of an NSF-funded crossinstitutional collaboration of interdisciplinary STEM education researchers interested in exploring the use of automated text analysis to evaluate constructed-response assessments. Participants at the meeting shared existing work on lexical analysis and concept inventories, participated in technology demonstrations and workshops, and discussed research goals. We are seeking interested collaborators to join our research community.
URLhttp://www.lifescied.org/cgi/reprint/10/2/149
DOI10.1187/cbe.11-03-0019
0
Your rating: None
Groups: