Mathematical Modeling Conceptual Evaluation (MMCE)

Developed by Ron Thornton, Priscilla Laws and Pat Cooney

Format Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response
Focus Mathematics Content knowledge
Level Intro college, High school

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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.
RESEARCH VALIDATION
Bronze Validation
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

Studied Using:

  • Student interviews
  • Expert review
  • Appropriate statistical analysis

Research Conducted:

  • At multiple institutions
  • By multiple research groups
  • Peer-reviewed publication

References

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This test is the second part of a two part test. The first part (formerly the MMCE-I, now the QLCE) measures student understanding of mathematical functions in a modeling context.  The second part (formerly the MMCE-II, now the VET) tests conceptual understanding of vectors. 

Variations

Quadratic and Linear Conceptual Evaluation

Content knowledge Mathematics (graphing, mathematical modeling)
Intro college, High school
Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response

Vector Evaluation Test

Content knowledge Mathematics (vector addition and subtraction, component analysis, comparing magnitudes)
Intro college, High school
Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response, Short answer