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Design and Production of Calculus Assessments

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2018
Abstract/Description:
The AP Calculus program at Green High School was not adequately preparing students for college level calculus as more than 80 percent of the students failed the AP exam. The students were concurrently receiving high marks on in-class assessments. Hence, the in-class assessments were not good indicators of students calculus understanding according to the AP standards. A needs assessment was conducted, focusing on the difference in high school and college calculus, how to assess calculus and where Green High School's assessments were falling short. More research was conducted to examine the college Board expectations of calculus learning. A content matrix was designed to measure how well an in-class assessment aligns with college and AP calculus expectations of calculus knowledge. From this, new assessments were created that meet the goals of the content matrix.
Title: Design and Production of Calculus Assessments.
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Name(s): Wenzel, Lorna, Author
Vitale, Thomas, Committee Chair
Cox, Thomas, Committee Member
Boote, David, Committee Member
Haciomeroglu, Erhan, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The AP Calculus program at Green High School was not adequately preparing students for college level calculus as more than 80 percent of the students failed the AP exam. The students were concurrently receiving high marks on in-class assessments. Hence, the in-class assessments were not good indicators of students calculus understanding according to the AP standards. A needs assessment was conducted, focusing on the difference in high school and college calculus, how to assess calculus and where Green High School's assessments were falling short. More research was conducted to examine the college Board expectations of calculus learning. A content matrix was designed to measure how well an in-class assessment aligns with college and AP calculus expectations of calculus knowledge. From this, new assessments were created that meet the goals of the content matrix.
Identifier: CFE0007264 (IID), ucf:52180 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-08-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Teach Learn and Ldrshp, Schl of
Doctoral
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Subject(s): calculus -- assessment
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007264
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Host Institution: UCF

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