Developed by Jerry Epstein
|Purpose||To assess fundamental skills in mathematics and basic quantitative reasoning.|
|Focus||Mathematics Content knowledge (quantitative reasoning, basic algebra skills, arithmetic skills, measurement basics)|
|Level||Intro college, High school|
This is the lowest level of research validation, corresponding to at least one of the validation categories below.
Research Validation Summary
Based on Research Into:
- Student thinking
- Student interviews
- Expert review
- Appropriate statistical analysis
- At multiple institutions
- By multiple research groups
- Peer-reviewed publication
The questions on the BSDT were developed by the author based on student thinking. They were tested at multiple institutions with many different populations of students. The BDST is discussed in one peer-reviewed article and the results are available in one unpublished article.
- J. Epstein, Cognitive development in an integrated mathematics and science program,
Jour. of Coll. Sci. Teach., 27 (3), (1997).
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Overall results on the BSDT for a variety of courses and institutions from (Epstein, 2002, unpublished). All courses described below are college level course, except for "Canada gr. 13" and "Canada gr. 10" which were 15-18 year olds in Canada.
The latest version of the BDST, released in 1997, is called v1.