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Abstract Title: Predicting FCI Gain with a Nonverbal Intelligence Test
Abstract: We have administered a commercial, nonverbal intelligence test (General Ability Measure for Adults, or GAMA) to students in two introductory physics courses, one algebra-based and one calculus-based. We compare scores on that test with scores on Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning as predictors of gains on the Force Concept Inventory.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Matthew Semak
University of Northern Colorado
Physics, 0232G Ross Hall
Campus Box 127
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 9703512409
and Co-Presenter(s)
Richard Dietz       University of Northern Colorado

Courtney Willis     University of Northern Colorado