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The Physics Teacher
written by David Hestenes and Malcolm Wells
Reports the design of the "Mechanics Baseline Test," an instrument to assess students' understandings about concepts in mechanics. Discusses how comparisons of test results with extensive baseline data can be used to evaluate instruction at all levels. Includes a copy of the instrument.
The Physics Teacher: Volume 30, Issue 3, Pages 159-166
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© 1992 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.2343498
Keywords:
Baseline Data, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Structures, Force, High Schools, Higher Education, Measures (Individuals), Mechanics (Physics), Mechanics Baseline Test, Modeling Instruction, Motion, Newton Laws of Motion, Physics, Science Education, Science Instruction, Test Construction, Test Validity, pre-test, skills inventory
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Metadata instance created July 13, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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D. Hestenes and M. Wells, Phys. Teach. 30 (3), 159 (1992), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343498).
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D. Hestenes and M. Wells, A mechanics baseline test Phys. Teach. 30 (3), 159 (1992), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343498>.
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Hestenes, D., & Wells, M. (1992, March 1). A mechanics baseline test. Phys. Teach., 30(3), 159-166. Retrieved September 2, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343498
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Hestenes, David, and Malcolm Wells. "A mechanics baseline test." Phys. Teach. 30, no. 3, (March 1, 1992): 159-166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343498 (accessed 2 September 2014).
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Hestenes, David, and Malcolm Wells. "A mechanics baseline test." Phys. Teach. 30.3 (1992): 159-166. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2343498>.
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