Today the students took the Assessment of Basic Chemistry Concepts. I’ve always felt that a final was an incomplete story of the year. Each student enters with different challenges and misconceptions. So, when we reach the end of the year, the final is a poor report of their growth as a chemistry student. This assessment seeks to show how students grow.
But, there is so much more information present in these results. I am currently breaking down each question and answer to see what they reveal about the misconceptions students enter the school with. With some automation in excel, it should kick out a report for me to see a personalized report for each student.
After that I started with the same growth mindset discussion as last year. I will be tabulating and posting results for them this weekend.