Evaluation of a Chemistry Concept Inventory for general chemistry students at Finnish university
A chemistry concept inventory (Chemical Concept Inventory 3.0/CCI 3.0), previously developed for use
in Norwegian universities, was tested and evaluated for use in a Finnish university setting. The test,
designed to evaluate student knowledge and learning of chemistry concepts, was administered as both
pre- and posttest in first year general chemistry courses at the University of Jyväskylä. The results were
evaluated using different statistical tests, focusing both on individual item analysis and the entire test.
Some individual questions were found to be not discriminating or reliable enough or too difficult, yet the
results, as a whole, indicate that the concept inventory is a reliable and discriminating tool that can be
used in the Finnish university context.
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