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Brandriet, Alexandra; Holme, Thomas – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
The American Chemical Society Examinations Institute (ACS-EI) has recently developed the Exams Data Analysis Spread (EDAS) as a tool to help instructors conduct customizable analyses of their student data from ACS exams. The EDAS calculations allow instructors to analyze their students' performances both at the total score and individual item…
Descriptors: Spreadsheets, Data Analysis, Chemistry, Science Tests
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Brandriet, Alexandra; Holme, Thomas – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
As part of the ACS Examinations Institute (ACS-EI) national norming process, student performance data sets are collected from professors at colleges and universities from around the United States. Because the data sets are collected on a volunteer basis, the ACS-EI often receives data sets with only students' total scores and without the students'…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Data Analysis, Error of Measurement, Science Tests
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Emenike, Mary Elizabeth; Schroeder, Jacob; Murphy, Kristen; Holme, Thomas – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
As is true for virtually all of higher education, chemistry departments are often required to provide evidence of student learning at both course and curricular levels through evaluation and assessment. The ACS Exams Institute conducted a needs assessment survey of 1500 chemistry faculty members from across the country to investigate motivation,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Needs Assessment, College Science
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Emenike, Mary; Raker, Jeffrey R.; Holme, Thomas – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
With the increasing emphasis placed upon chemistry instructors and departments to assess and evaluate their courses and curricula, understanding the structure of chemistry faculty members' knowledge and use of assessment terms and concepts can shed light on potential areas for targeted professional development. Survey research that might…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Faculty, Familiarity, Knowledge Level