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Rural and First Generation Performance Differences on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation
written by Rachel Henderson, Cabot Zabriskie, and John Stewart
Differences in student performance on physics conceptual inventories have been studied with respect to gender and race/ethnicity. The current study expands this literature by exploring differences between first generation college students and rural/non-rural students on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE) using a large sample (N = 3325). Hierarchical linear regression was used to explore the effects of gender, race/ethnicity, first-generation status, and rural status. Significant differences in FMCE post-test scores were found by gender (14%), race/ethnicity (7%), first generation status (4%), and rural status (5%). Prior preparation, measured by ACT/SAT math scores, explained much of the performances by race/ethnicity and first generation status, but did not explain the differences in post-test scores by gender or rural status. No significant interactions between the different demographic features were measured.
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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Education Foundations
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
- Sample Population
= Ethnicity or Race
= Gender
- Lower Undergraduate
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10.1119/perc.2018.pr.Henderson
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1003907
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PERC 2018
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Metadata instance created December 31, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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R. Henderson, C. Zabriskie, and J. Stewart, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14795&DocID=4942).
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R. Henderson, C. Zabriskie, and J. Stewart, Rural and First Generation Performance Differences on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14795&DocID=4942>.
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Henderson, R., Zabriskie, C., & Stewart, J. (2018, August 1-2). Rural and First Generation Performance Differences on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14795&DocID=4942
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Henderson, R, C. Zabriskie, and J. Stewart. "Rural and First Generation Performance Differences on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14795&DocID=4942 (accessed 7 August 2020).
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Henderson, Rachel, Cabot Zabriskie, and John Stewart. "Rural and First Generation Performance Differences on the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 7 Aug. 2020 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14795&DocID=4942>.
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