This study explored the extent to which seven paper and pencil assessment items judged by experts to be aligned with forces and motion ideas actually measure those concepts for middle school students. To accomplish this, the study compared students' individual responses under paper and pencil and interview conditions while considering an elaborated model of a target science idea assessed by the items. The study sought to confirm the inferences provided by a written science assessment instrument by comparing them to alternative inferences based on student interview data.Kinematics (TUG-K), the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE), and the Mechanics Baseline Test (MBT), ... Each of these instruments is a multiple- choice assessment instrument that is designed primarily for use in determining highanbsp;...
|Title||:||Evidence of Student Ideas in the Validation of Middle School Forces and Motion Assessment Items: Using Interviews to Confirm Student Idea Use|
|Author||:||Robert J. Ochsendorf|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2009|