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This research paper, presented at the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, the author argues that the Maryland Physics Expectations Survey (MPEX), which describes student attitudes and expectations toward learning, and might be used to predict normalized gains on tests such as the Force and Motion Concept Evaluation (FMCE); is an incomplete predictor of possible gains on standardized tests. The author also illustrates the problems involved in using the MPEX to predict productive attitudes toward learning physics by focusing on two students, both with seemingly appropriate expectations toward learning. While one had high normalized gains, the other did not, due to "false favorable" responses on the MPEX.
Physics Education Research Conference 2002
Part of the PER Conference Invited Paper series
Boise, Idaho: August 7-8, 2002
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Education - Basic Research
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- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2002 Michael C. Wittmann
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Force and Motion Concept Evaluation (FMCE), Maryland Physics Expectations Survey (MPEX), PERC 2002, standardized tests, student attitude measurement, student performance
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M. Wittmann, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2002, Boise, Idaho, 2002, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4311&DocID=1158).
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M. Wittmann, Limitations in Predicting Student Performance on Standardized Tests presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2002, Boise, Idaho, 2002, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4311&DocID=1158>.
APA Format
Wittmann, M. (2002, August 7-8). Limitations in Predicting Student Performance on Standardized Tests. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2002, Boise, Idaho. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4311&DocID=1158
Chicago Format
Wittmann, Michael. "Limitations in Predicting Student Performance on Standardized Tests." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2002, Boise, Idaho, August 7-8, 2002. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4311&DocID=1158 (accessed 18 April 2014).
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Wittmann, Michael. "Limitations in Predicting Student Performance on Standardized Tests." Physics Education Research Conference 2002. Boise, Idaho: 2002. of PER Conference Invited Paper. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=4311&DocID=1158>.
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