Terry P. Vendlinski

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Valid formative assessment is an essential element in improving both student learning and the professional development of educators. Various shortcomings in common assessment modalities, however, hinder our ability to make and evaluate such formative decisions. The diffusion of computer technology into American classrooms offers new opportunities to(More)
This paper describes a technique for developing and analyzing detailed models of complex student problem solving, and methods to measure the reliability and validity of these models. Specifically, we use the Interactive Multi-media Exercises (IMMEX) system to record the specific steps students use to solve open-ended problems. While IMMEX has been used in(More)
The findings and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the positions or policies of the National Abstract Understanding the meaning of rational numbers and how to perform mathematical operations with those numbers seems to be a perennial problem in the United States for both adults and children. Based on previous work, we hypothesized that(More)
The findings and opinions expressed in this report do not reflect the positions or policies of the Office of Naval Research. ABSTRACT Engineering Duty Officers (EDOs) in the U.S. Navy manage large development and procurement processes. Their initial training is provided in a six week EDO Basic Course at Port Hueneme, California. The students, who have(More)
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