Developed by Ron Thornton
|Purpose||To measure students’ conceptual understanding of vectors.|
|Format||Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response, Short answer|
|Focus||Mathematics Content knowledge (vector addition and subtraction, component analysis, comparing magnitudes)|
|Level||Intro college, High school|
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This is the third highest level of research validation, corresponding to at least 3 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 VET are based on research into student thinking about vectors. It has been administered at multiple institutions and results are published in one paper.
- R. Thornton, Measuring and Improving Student Mathematical Skills for Modeling, presented at the GIREP Conference 2006: Modeling in Physics and Physics Education, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2006.
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Typical scores from the VET have not been published.
The latest version of the VET, released in 1998, is version 8. The VET was originally published as the MMCE-II.
Mathematical Modeling Conceptual EvaluationContent knowledge Mathematics
Intro college, High school
Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response