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Physics Education Research Conference 2011 Schedule

Frontiers in Assessment: Instrumentation, Goals & Practices

The conference theme is intended to generate productive dialogues about issues of assessment and to help our field grow by highlighting assessments that go beyond traditional approaches.

The Hixson Lied Auditorium and Ballrooms are located in the Harper Center.

Contributed Posters can be set up starting at about 4:30pm on Wednesday. The posters will be available during breakfast and throughout the day on Thursday. They must be removed by 4:00pm on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
3:00pm - 4:30pm
AAPT/PERC Bridging Session  -  Hixson Lied Auditorium

Presiding: Elizabeth Gire, University of Memphis

Assessment Lessons from K-12 Education Research: Knowledge Representation, Learning, and Motivation
Lorrie Shepard, University of Colorado at Boulder

Complex Interactions Between Formative Assessment, Technology, and Classroom Practices
Edward Price, California State University San Marcos

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Contributed posters may be set up in Ballroom A/B
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Banquet and Dinner Speaker  -  Ballroom C

Presiding: Noah Podolefsky, University of Colorado at Boulder

Standards-based Grading with Voice: Listening for Students' Understanding
Andy Rundquist, Hamline University

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Contributed Poster Session  -  Ballroom A/B
Odd-numbered posters are discussed from 7:30pm – 8:30pm and even-numbered posters are discussed from 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Thursday, August 4, 2011
7:30am - 8:30am
Breakfast  -  Ballroom A/B
Continuing discussions around contributed posters will continue throughout the day.
8:30am - 10:00am
Morning Parallel Sessions

Poster Gallery  -  Room 3023A
Formative and Summative Assessment in Upper-Level Physics

Organizers: C. Singh and G. Zhu
Presenters: B. S. Ambrose, M. Loverude, C. A. Manogue, S. Pollock, C. Singh

Poster Gallery  -  Room 3028
Fostering Computational Thinking

Organizer: M. D. Caballero
Presenters: M. D. Caballero, M. A. Kohlmyer, M. F. Schatz

Round Table  -  Room 3027
Homework Systems for Learning

Organizer: S. Godshall
Presenters: S. Godshall, S. Franklin, Y. Lin, R. E. Teodorescu

Round Table  -  Room 3029
Supporting Scientific Reasoning: From Teachers to Materials to Students

Organizer: B. R. Patton
Presenters: R. Chabay, B. R. Patton, B. A. Pyper

Workshop  -  Room 3023B
The Group-Administered-Interactive-Questionnaire: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Individual Interviews

Organizer: E. Yerushalmi
Co-organizers: C. Henderson, S. Lin, W. Mamudi, C. Singh

10:00am - 10:20am
Coffee Break  -  Ballroom A/B
10:20am - 12:20pm
Plenary Session  -  Hixson Lied Auditorium

Presiding: David Brookes, Florida International University

Research and Development of Enhanced Assessment Tools for Chemistry Education
Thomas A. Holme, Iowa State University

Defining and Assessing Competence in Science: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
James W. Pellegrino, University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Engagement in Disciplinary Assessment
Co-presenter: Janet E. Coffey, University of Maryland
Co-author: David Hammer

12:20pm - 1:50pm
Lunch  -  Ballroom C
1:50pm - 3:20pm
Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Poster Gallery  -  Room 3027
Multiple Assessments of Multiple-Choice Assessments

Organizers: C. Singh and J. Li
Presenters: V. Coletta, J. Li, S. Lin, D. E. Meltzer, N. S. Rebello

Poster Gallery  -  Room 3029
Proximal Formative Assessment

Organizer: R. E. Scherr
Authors: E. W. Close, S. B. McKagan, B. W. Harrer, E. C. Sayre, R. E. Scherr

Poster Gallery  -  Room 3023
Representation Issues: Using Mathematics in Upper-Division Physics

Organizers: C. A. Manogue, J. Thompson, and J. Wagner
Authors: C. A. Manogue, E. Price, J. R. Thompson, M. C. Wittmann

Poster Gallery  -  Room 3028
Moving Beyond Conceptual Inventories

Organizer: B. Thacker
Presenters: D. Demaree, E. Etkina, M. M. Haghanikar, P. B. Kohl, B. Thacker

Workshop  -  Room 3023B
Redesigning Assessments to Motivate Students for Deeper Learning

Organizers: Y. Lin and D. Brookes

3:20pm - 4:00pm Posters may be removed by authors. All posters should be taken down by 4pm.

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