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  Session: PER: Evaluating Instructional Strategies
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Developing Assessment Strategies for Laboratory Skills Within the UW-Whitewater Program
  Meeting: 2016 Winter Meeting: New Orleans, Louisiana
  Location: N/A
  Time: 10:40AM
  Author: Steven C. Sahyun, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
262-473-8224, sahyuns@uww.edu
  Co-Author(s): Jalal Nawash, Paul Rybski, Ozgur Yavuzcetin
  Abstract: During the summer of 2014, a faculty team developed a student laboratory skills assessment program to be given in the laboratory courses taken by physics majors. We created a program where the assessment instruments, while unique to each course, all followed a theme that students should be able to set up equipment to Acquire some “signal,” Analyze data related to the signal, and Assimilate the results by communicating results in a manner consistent with departmental goals. We call the evaluation of students’ ability for Acquisition, Analysis and Assimilation our “AAA” activities. This talk is a report on the results from initial implementation in our courses over the past year and an update on the progress made to develop a consistent set of laboratory skills assessment rubrics across the intermediate and advanced laboratory courses in the UW-Whitewater physics program.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: AAPT WM16 AE05 Sahyun 1601010.pdf

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