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This is a diagnostic test developed by the Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research (CAER) for astronomy teachers teaching non-science majors at the introductory level. The first twenty one questions are content based and the last twelve collect demographic information. The ADT is generally used as a pre-/post-test.  The questions target astronomy content generally taught in the K-12 curriculum.  Its purpose is to diagnose the effectiveness of instruction, not the learning capabilities of the students.

Topics covered include: celestial motion, seasons, moon phases, constellations, and the night sky.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Assessment
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Best practice
- Assessment Material
= Test
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- application/ms-excel
- application/ms-powerpoint
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The test is free of charge for introductory astronomy faculty members to use, with some agreed upon guidelines. In particular, the test is not to be altered in any way, questions are not to be left out, questions are not to be removed and placed on course quizzes or exams, and the test items are not to be distributed to students lest the items find their way into “student files.” In exchange for using the ADT, the authors respectfully request that you submit scores to the national database.
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© 2004 Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research (CAER)
Keywords:
Celestial Motion, Constellations, Moon Phases, Night Sky, Seasons
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created May 2, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated:
October 14, 2008 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research, (2004), WWW Document, (http://solar.physics.montana.edu/aae/adt/).
AJP/PRST-PER
Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research, Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT) Version 2.0, (2004), <http://solar.physics.montana.edu/aae/adt/>.
APA Format
Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research. (2004). Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT) Version 2.0. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from http://solar.physics.montana.edu/aae/adt/
Chicago Format
Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research. Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT) Version 2.0. 2004. http://solar.physics.montana.edu/aae/adt/ (accessed 12 December 2017).
MLA Format
Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research. Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT) Version 2.0. 2004. 12 Dec. 2017 <http://solar.physics.montana.edu/aae/adt/>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research", Title = {Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT) Version 2.0}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {12 December 2017}, Year = {2004} }
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