P500: Assessment of student comprehension of solutions via drawings

Author: Nicole M. Dickson-Karn, Ohio Northern University, USA

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Date: 8/5/14

Time: 9:55 AM10:15 AM

Room: MAK A1111

Related Symposium: S45

The ability for student drawings to be used for assessment of learning will be discussed. Chemistry students at various stages in their undergraduate careers were asked to draw “what NaCl looks like in water.” The students were given blank pieces of paper and crayons to complete their drawings. A variety of drawings with a wide range of detail were collected from the students. The scientific merit of the drawings was assessed. The assessment method and results of the assessment will be presented. The effect of number of years in the undergraduate curriculum on the drawing will be discussed. The ways in which this method of assessment can be applied in the future will be examined.