Assessments

Pre-post student learning gains

We have collaborated with PARE instructors to create a pre-post student learning gains assessment. If you’d like to use this instrument, contact Adam Kleinschmit, a PARE instructor at the University of Dubuque who is leading this assessment effort.

Student retrospective assessment

Our ongoing research project involves using a modified version of the Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (Weston, T. J., & Laursen, S. L. 2015) to gain understanding of student perception of their PARE research experience. All PARE instructors are asked to provide about 10-15 minutes of class time to allow their students to participate at the end of their PARE-related classroom research. The link to participate is found here

https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3vLHuSunXmMOaH3

Weston, T. J., & Laursen, S. L. (2015).  The Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA):  Validation for use in program evaluation.  CBE-Life Sciences Education14(3), ar33. DOI 10.1187/cbe.14-11-0206 http://www.lifescied.org/content/14/3/ar33.full 

Institutional Review Board approval

The Tufts Institutional Review Board has approved the use of the student and instructor surveys.

Please let us know if you require additional information for your institution.

IRB Exemption