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The purpose of this research was to investigate an efficient method to assess year 8 (age 13-14) students' conceptual understanding of heat and temperature concepts. Two different types of instruments were used in this study: Type 1, consisting of multiple-choice items with open-ended justifications; and Type 2, consisting of two-tier multiple-choice items. Each of the instruments was administered to two separate cohorts of 173 and 143 year 8 students of similar achievement. The findings indicated that the students were better able to show their understanding in the two-tier multiple-choice items. Hence, based on this investigation, two-tier multiple-choice items may be more suitable for evaluating year 8 students' understanding of science concepts.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||School Science Review|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2018|
- diagnostic assessment tools
- heat and temperature concept
- Conceptual understanding
The impact of short-cycle formative assessments on students' conceptual understanding and beliefs of learning among academically lower achieving secondary school students in science
Tan, K. C. D., Chu, H. E. & Tan, K. S.
19/02/13 → 19/02/16
Chu, H-E., Chandrasegaran, A. L., & Treagust, D. F. (2018). Comparing two types of diagnostic items to evaluate understanding of heat and temperature concepts. School Science Review, 99(368), 107-116. [EJ1174745].