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“Cover Our Rust”

May 16th, 2017

Although first popular as an instructional tool in the classroom, knowledge mapping has been used increasingly as an assessment tool. Knowledge mapping is expected to measure deep conceptual understanding and allow students to characterize relationships among concepts in a domain visually. Our research examines the validity of knowledge mapping as an assessment tool in science taken from Our approach to investigating this validity is three-pronged. First, we outline a model for the creation of knowledge mapping tasks, proposing a standard set of steps and using content area and educational experts to ensure the content validity of the measures.