Developed by Jennifer Docktor and Ken Heller
To assess written solutions to problems given in undergraduate introductory physics courses.
|Focus||Problem-solving (Useful problem description, physics approach, specific application of physics, mathematical procedures, logical progression)|
|Level||Intro college, High school|
The developers website contains more information about the MAPS rubric and training materials to help you learn how to use the rubric for general purposes or research purposes: http://groups.physics.umn.edu/physed/rubric.html
This is the second highest level of research validation, corresponding to at least 5 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
- J. Docktor and K. Heller, Assessment of Student Problem Solving Processes, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009.
- J. Docktor, Development and Validation of a Physics Problem-Solving Assessment Rubric, Dissertation, University of Minnesota, 2009.
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Because the MAPS is a rubric used to score physics problem solutions, there are no typical scores for this assessment. Here is an example of what the scores on this assessment look like (Table 24) for a specific physics problem (Test 1 Problem 2) for a specific group of students as reported in Docktor 2009 .
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The latest version of the MAPS, version 4.4, was released in 2008.