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dc.contributor.authorSimon, Molly N.
dc.contributor.authorPrather, Edward E.
dc.contributor.authorBuxner, Sanlyn R.
dc.contributor.authorImpey, Chris D.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-06T23:39:00Z
dc.date.available2019-12-06T23:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-03
dc.identifier.citationMolly N. Simon, Edward E. Prather, Sanlyn R. Buxner & Chris D. Impey (2019) The development and validation of the Planet Formation Concept Inventory, International Journal of Science Education, DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2019.1685140en_US
dc.identifier.issn0950-0693
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09500693.2019.1685140
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/636333
dc.description.abstractThe discovery and characterisation of planets orbiting distant stars has shed light on the origin of our own Solar System. It is important that college-level introductory astronomy students have a general understanding of the planet formation process before they are able to draw parallels between extrasolar systems and our own Solar System. In this work, we introduce the Planet Formation Concept Inventory (PFCI), an educational research tool used to assess student learning on the topic of planet formation. The PFCI Version 3 was administered to N = 561 students pre-instruction and N = 374 students post-instruction. Here, we present a Classical Test Theory (CTT) analysis of the PFCI Version 3. Ultimately, we conclude that the PFCI is a reliable and valid instrument that can differentiate experts from novices, and can be used to assess college-level introductory astronomy students' learning on the topic of planet formation. Initial findings on class normalised gain scores indicate that the PFCI may be capable of assessing the effectiveness of different instructional models. In the future, we recommend a national study of the PFCI to discern its ability to provide insight regarding the ascribed characteristics of learners and the effectiveness of different instructional strategies being used to teach this topic.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA traineeship granten_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTDen_US
dc.rights© 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectAssessmenten_US
dc.subjectundergraduateen_US
dc.subjectastronomyen_US
dc.subjectplanet formationen_US
dc.subjectreasoning difficultiesen_US
dc.subjectconcept inventoryen_US
dc.subjectinstrument developmenten_US
dc.titleThe development and validation of the Planet Formation Concept Inventoryen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Astron & Steward Observen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Teaching Learning & Sociocultural Studiesen_US
dc.identifier.journalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE EDUCATIONen_US
dc.description.note18 month embargo; published online: 3 November 2019en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
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