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 quadratic and linear equations. 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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Intro college, High school
Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response