BIOMECHANICS CONCEPT INVENTORY: VERSION TWO

  • Duane Knudson
Keywords: standardized test, learning, instruction, evaluation

Abstract

A new test of core biomechanics concepts (BCI2) was developed, administered to an introductory biomechanics class, and the results compared with a subsample of similar students tested with the original Biomechanics Concept Inventory (BCI). Following instruction mean student scores improved 33% that was equivalent to a normalized gain (g) of 24% of maximum possible improvement. Improvement scores were not significantly different from students at the same university who had taken the first version of the test. These results support the previous study and provide normative data for evaluating learning in introductory biomechanics. The new questions on the BCI2 may be substituted for similar items in the BCI to help instructors construct customized tests to evaluate new instructional strategies.
Published
2008-03-25