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Abstract Title: The Gender Gap on the FCI - Question by Question
Abstract: The existence of a gender gap in performance on the Force Concept Inventory has been established by several studies.  Those studies have focused on the total score achieved by students on the FCI and subsequent gains in the total score when the instrument is administered again after instruction.  Here we analyze the gender gap for each of the 30 questions in the FCI to determine if particular questions present greater difficulty for females.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Richard D. Dietz
University of Northern Colorado
Physics Department
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 970-351-2950
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Matthew Semak
University of Northern Colorado
matthew.semak -at- unco.edu

Courtney W. Willis
University of Northern Colorado
courtney.willis -at- unco.edu