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Exploring Physics Confidence Survey

Supplemental Information:

Assessment Type:

6 closed-ended questions

Scale:

9 point Likert

Publication Date:

Aug 11, 1998

Respondent:

5-7 grade girls

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude, Content

Sample items:

1. You are given blocks and weights and asked to build a tower like the one in the picture. Do you think you could put the weights in the right place to make the tower balance?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
No way! Maybe I could do it. I’m pretty sure Yes! I’m sure
I couldn’t do it. I could do it. I could do it.

Reliability:

N/A

Validity:

Not available

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

20 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Chandrasekhar, M., and Geib, J. (2003). Hands-On Programs for Middle Level Students. WEPAN 2003 Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Comments:

The instrument uses pictures and diagrams to ask questions. The tool is used both as a pre and post test.

The tool is targeting female students. Respondents do not have to solve the problems; they have to just rate their confidence in being able to solve them.

Other Reference:
Nahson, S. M. & Madera, E. K. (2013). Instrument for Assessing Disposition for Contextual Learning of Science of Students in East Africa. SAGE Open
, 1-23.
The study mentioned Exploring Physics Confidence Survey. Other than this one papers mention there seems to be no other papers making use of this survey.

STEM Criteria

Science

Yes

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

No