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This workshop covers the process of creating a multiple choice assessment to reveal student thinking. Guidelines for creating questions and methods for assessing their usefulness are presented. The importance of research-based distractors and student interviews to explore understanding is stressed.
2008 PhysTEC Conference
Part of the PhysTEC Annual Conference series
Austin, TX: February 28 - March 1, 2008
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- Assessment
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- Pedagogy
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
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© 2008 Patrick Sean Smith
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assessment, multiple choice test, revealing physics understanding, test creation, writing in physics
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P. Smith, presented at the 2008 PhysTEC Conference, Austin, TX, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7208&DocID=374).
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P. Smith, How Do You Know if They're Getting It? Writing Assessment Items that Reveal Student Understanding presented at the 2008 PhysTEC Conference, Austin, TX, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7208&DocID=374>.
APA Format
Smith, P. (2008, February 28 - March 1). How Do You Know if They're Getting It? Writing Assessment Items that Reveal Student Understanding. Paper presented at 2008 PhysTEC Conference, Austin, TX. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7208&DocID=374
Chicago Format
Smith, Patrick Sean. "How Do You Know if They're Getting It? Writing Assessment Items that Reveal Student Understanding." Paper presented at the 2008 PhysTEC Conference, Austin, TX, February 28 - March 1, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7208&DocID=374 (accessed 30 July 2014).
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Smith, Patrick Sean. "How Do You Know if They're Getting It? Writing Assessment Items that Reveal Student Understanding." 2008 PhysTEC Conference. Austin, TX: 2008. of PhysTEC Annual Conference. 30 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7208&DocID=374>.
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