Development of the Astronomy Diagnostic Test

Hufnagel, Beth (2001) Development of the Astronomy Diagnostic Test. Astronomy Education Review, 1 (1). ISSN 15391515


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This paper describes the development of the Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT), a 33-question pencil-and-paper multiple-choice survey, up to the release of Version 2.0 in June 1999. The 21 content questions of the ADT (1) address concepts included in most introductory astronomy courses for non-science majors, (2) include only concepts recognizable to most high school graduates, (3) focus on one concept only, and (4) avoid jargon. Statistical analysis based on hundreds of students? responses, 30 open- ended written responses, and student interviews guided the wording and final selection of these questions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 05:35
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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