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Evolution Assessment

Evolution Assessment

The assessment of evolutionary understanding and acceptance play a central role in many evidence-based educational pursuits: uncovering how students and teachers think; measuring the impact of educational experiences in formal and informal settings; examining the growth of understanding through degree and certification programs; and quantifying the relationships between sociocultural factors and reasoning patterns. 

In order to draw greater attention to the topic of evolution assessment and further research efforts in this area, Evolution: Education and Outreach debuts its first special issue devoted to the topic of evolution assessment. The seven articles in this collection explore a range of topics, ending with a brief discussion of possible next steps for future evolution assessment research.

Editorial
Evolution assessment: introduction to the special issue

Ross H. Nehm and Louise S. Mead

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:7
Published on: 21 February 2019

 

Curriculum and education
Concept inventories as a resource for teaching evolution 

Robert E. Furrow and Jeremy L. Hsu

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:2
Published on: 16 January 2019


Review
Applying measurement standards to evolution education assessment instruments

Louise S. Mead, Cory Kohn, Alexa Warwick and Kathryn Schwartz

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:5
Published on: 8 February 2019


RESEARCH ARTICLE
Testing validity inferences for Genetic Drift Inventory scores using Rasch modeling and item order analyses

Robyn E. Tornabene, Erik Lavington and Ross H. Nehm

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 11:6
Published on: 17 July 2018


RESEARCH ARTICLE
Measuring evolution acceptance using the GAENE: influences of gender, race, degree-plan, and instruction

Gena C. Sbeglia and Ross H. Nehm

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 11:18
Published on: 27 December 2018


RESEARCH ARTICLE

A closer look at the items within three measures of evolution acceptance: analysis of the MATE, I-SEA, and GAENE as a single corpus of items

William L. Romine, Amber N. Todd and Emily M. Walter

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 11:17
Published on: 26 December 2018


RESEARCH ARTICLE
Different evolution acceptance instruments lead to different research findings​​​​​​​

M. Elizabeth Barnes, Hayley M. Dunlop, Emily A. Holt, Yi Zheng and Sara E. Brownell

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:4
Published on: 31 January 2019


RESEARCH ARTICLE
Do disciplinary contexts impact the learning of evolution? 

Elizabeth P. Beggrow and Gena C. Sbeglia

Evolution: Education and Outreach 2019 12:1
Published on: 9 January 2019

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