CER at USF

Student Assessments

Student assessments are used to provide feedback on learning gains for both students and instructors.  Further, the content and design of assessment conveys what is important in a class setting.

With a sudden change to online instruction in 2020, assessment also had to change.  We explored the impact of this change on student assessments in general chemistry.

Using a description of sub-microscopic particles (e.g. molecules, ions) to explain macroscopic properties is a key principle in chemistry. We explored how both open-ended and closed-ended assessments can measure this skill.

Representations in chemistry are necessary to convey abstract information. We explored the use of differing representations in chemistry assessments on student success and equity.

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