Day 3 – ABCC and Growth Mindset

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.

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