A BIOENERGY COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT TOOL: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION
|A BIOENERGY COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT TOOL: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION
|Year of Publication
|Li, T, Clase, KL, Li, W, Traynor, A
|Journal of Baltic Science Education
|Type of Article
|competency assessment, item response theory, K-12 education, validity evidence
This research is motivated by the perspective that when empirical studies and assessment frameworks inform each other, assessments can enrich science education and strengthen its connections to modern science. The research proposes a bioenergy competency assessment for science education. It uses an argument-based approach to validation. Multiple types of validity evidence were collected to support the proposed scores use and scores interpretation. Along with reporting a series of psychometric properties of response data, the findings indicated that empirical response data corresponded to the hypothesized data structure. The latent logistic scale estabished through a generalized partial credit model (GPCM) seemed useful in measuring students’ bioenergy competency.