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Diagnostic Assessment

This event is part of series:

July 10, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
MSOB x140
Dr. Lawrence Uricchio and Dr. Nadine Martinez


Download Here - Smith_Tanner, Treagust (Defines diagnostic/pre-assessment and clarifies how formative assessment differs)

Smith, Julia I., and Kimberly Tanner. "The problem of revealing how students think: concept inventories and beyond." CBE-Life Sciences Education 9.1 (2010): 1-5. (A critical overview of techniques to diagnose student thinking)

Treagust, David F. "Development and use of diagnostic tests to evaluate students’ misconceptions in science." International journal of science education 10.2 (1988): 159-169. (A classic paper about diagnostic tests)

Supplemental Readings (These are each examples of studies examining the effectiveness of specific diagnostic tools):

Garvin-Doxas, Kathy, and Michael W. Klymkowsky. "Understanding randomness and its impact on student learning: lessons learned from building the Biology Concept Inventory (BCI)." CBE-Life Sciences Education 7.2 (2008): 227-233.

Queloz, Annie Champagne, et al. "Diagnostic of students' misconceptions using the Biological Concepts Instrument (BCI): A method for conducting an educational needs assessment." PloS one 12.5 (2017): e0176906.

Shi, J., et al. "Using Pre-Assessment and In-Class Questions to Change Student Understanding of Molecular Movements." Journal of microbiology & biology education 18.1 (2017).

Bissonnette, Sarah A., et al. "Using the Biology Card Sorting Task to Measure Changes in Conceptual Expertise during Postsecondary Biology Education." CBE-Life Sciences Education 16.1 (2017): ar14.