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Pre/post testing is an important tool for improving science education. Standard in-class administration has drawbacks such as 'lost' class time and converting data into electronic format. These are not issues for unproctored web-based administration, but there are concerns about assessment validity, compliance rates, and instrument security. A preliminary investigation compared astronomy students taking pre/post tests on paper to those taking the same tests over the web. The assessments included the Epistemological Beliefs Assessment for Physical Science and a conceptual assessment developed for this study. Preliminary results on validity show no significant difference on scores or on most individual questions. Compliance rates were similar between web and paper on the pretest and much better for web on the posttest. Remote monitoring of student activity during the assessments recorded no clear indication of any copying, printing or saving of questions, and no widespread use of the web to search for answers.
Physics Education Research Conference 2006
Part of the PER Conference series
Syracuse, New York: July 26-27, 2006
Volume 883, Pages 133-136
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© 2006 American Institute of Physics
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10.1063/1.2508710
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PERC 2006, assessment validity, compliance rate, computer aided instruction, educational aids, instrument security, web-based testing
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Metadata instance created June 4, 2007 by Shawn Weatherford
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July 16, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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S. Bonham, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5269&DocID=2095).
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S. Bonham, Reliability, Compliance and Security of Web-based Pre/Post-testing presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, 2006, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5269&DocID=2095>.
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Bonham, S. (2006, July 26-27). Reliability, Compliance and Security of Web-based Pre/Post-testing. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5269&DocID=2095
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Bonham, Scott. "Reliability, Compliance and Security of Web-based Pre/Post-testing." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2006, Syracuse, New York, July 26-27, 2006. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5269&DocID=2095 (accessed 18 April 2014).
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Bonham, Scott. "Reliability, Compliance and Security of Web-based Pre/Post-testing." Physics Education Research Conference 2006. Syracuse, New York: 2006. 133-136 Vol. 883 of PER Conference. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=5269&DocID=2095>.
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