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written by Andrew J. Mason, Elisheva Cohen, Edit Yerushalmi, and Chandralekha Singh
Expert problem solvers are characterized by continuous evaluation of their progress towards a solution. One characteristic of expertise is self-diagnosis directed towards elaboration of the solvers' conceptual understanding, knowledge organization or strategic approach. "Self-diagnosis tasks" aim at fostering diagnostic behavior by explicitly requiring students to present diagnosis as part of the activity of reviewing their problem solutions. We have been investigating how introductory physics students perform in such tasks. Developing a robust rubric is essential for objective evaluation of students' self-diagnosis skills. We discuss the development of a grading rubric that takes into account introductory physics students' content knowledge as well as analysis, planning and presentation skills. Using this rubric, we have found the inter-rater reliability to be better than 80%. The rubric can easily be adapted to other problems, as will be discussed in a companion paper.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 147-150
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Education - Applied Research
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Formative Assessment
= Instruments
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
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- Reference Material
= Research study
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3021239
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
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DOI:
10.1063/1.3021239
ISF Grant No.:
1283/05
NSF Number:
0442087
PACSs:
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Keywords:
PERC 2008, alternative assessment, educational aids, educational computing, educational courses, engineering education, learning (artificial intelligence), problem solving, reflection, research and development management, scientific information systems, self-diagnosis
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A. Mason, E. Cohen, E. Yerushalmi, and C. Singh, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8104&DocID=735).
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A. Mason, E. Cohen, E. Yerushalmi, and C. Singh, Identifying Differences in Diagnostic Skills between Physics Students: Developing a Rubric presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8104&DocID=735>.
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Mason, A., Cohen, E., Yerushalmi, E., & Singh, C. (2008, July 23-24). Identifying Differences in Diagnostic Skills between Physics Students: Developing a Rubric. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8104&DocID=735
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Mason, A, E. Cohen, E. Yerushalmi, and C. Singh. "Identifying Differences in Diagnostic Skills between Physics Students: Developing a Rubric." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8104&DocID=735 (accessed 24 April 2014).
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Mason, Andrew, Elisheva Cohen, Edit Yerushalmi, and Chandralekha Singh. "Identifying Differences in Diagnostic Skills between Physics Students: Developing a Rubric." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 147-150 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8104&DocID=735>.
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