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written by Jim Gleason, Spencer Bagley, Matthew Thomas, Lisa Rice, and Diana White
Concept inventories have become increasingly common in STEM disciplines as a means of assessing student conceptual understanding on a given topic, and overall they have led to significant reform in the teaching and learning of content in their respective disciplines. In mathematics, the use of the Calculus Concept Inventory seems, anecdotally and based on a review of the literature, to be growing. Yet peer-reviewed literature on its development and psychometric properties is lacking. Using data from approximately 1800 students across four institutions, we analysed its content validity, internal structure validity, and reliability. We conclude that the data is consistent with a unidimensional model and that the instrument lacks sufficiently strong validity and reliability for its intended use. We therefore recommend the development of a new instrument to better measure conceptual understanding of calculus concepts based on a stronger theoretical framework.
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= Validity
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- Calculus
- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2019 International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology
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10.1080/0020739x.2018.1538466
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Metadata instance created October 10, 2019 by Sam McKagan
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October 10, 2019 by Lyle Barbato
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J. Gleason, S. Bagley, M. Thomas, L. Rice, and D. White, Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Tech. 50 (6), 825 (2019), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739x.2018.1538466).
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J. Gleason, S. Bagley, M. Thomas, L. Rice, and D. White, The calculus concept inventory: a psychometric analysis and implications for use, Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Tech. 50 (6), 825 (2019), <https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739x.2018.1538466>.
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Gleason, J., Bagley, S., Thomas, M., Rice, L., & White, D. (2019, August 18). The calculus concept inventory: a psychometric analysis and implications for use. Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Tech., 50(6), 825-838. Retrieved November 13, 2019, from https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739x.2018.1538466
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Gleason, J, S. Bagley, M. Thomas, L. Rice, and D. White. "The calculus concept inventory: a psychometric analysis and implications for use." Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Tech. 50, no. 6, (August 18, 2019): 825-838, https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739x.2018.1538466 (accessed 13 November 2019).
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Gleason, Jim, Spencer Bagley, Matthew Thomas, Lisa Rice, and Diana White. "The calculus concept inventory: a psychometric analysis and implications for use." Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Tech. 50.6 (2019): 825-838. 13 Nov. 2019 <https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739x.2018.1538466>.
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