EcoEvo-MAPS: An Ecology and Evolution Assessment for Introductory through Advanced Undergraduates. Public Deposited
  • A new assessment tool, Ecology and Evolution-Measuring Achievement and Progression in Science or EcoEvo-MAPS, measures student thinking in ecology and evolution during an undergraduate course of study. EcoEvo-MAPS targets foundational concepts in ecology and evolution and uses a novel approach that asks students to evaluate a series of predictions, conclusions, or interpretations as likely or unlikely to be true given a specific scenario. We collected evidence of validity and reliability for EcoEvo-MAPS through an iterative process of faculty review, student interviews, and analyses of assessment data from more than 3000 students at 34 associate's-, bachelor's-, master's-, and doctoral-granting institutions. The 63 likely/unlikely statements range in difficulty and target student understanding of key concepts aligned with the Vision and Change report. This assessment provides departments with a tool to measure student thinking at different time points in the curriculum and provides data that can be used to inform curricular and instructional modifications.
Date Issued
  • 2018-06-01
Academic Affiliation
Journal Title
Journal Issue/Number
  • 2
Journal Volume
  • 17
File Extent
  • 18-18
Last Modified
  • 2019-12-05
  • PubMed ID: 29749852
Resource Type
Rights Statement
  • 1931-7913