• Irene Neumann
  • Gavin William Fulmer
  • Ling L. Liang
In this paper, we bring together a well-established and often-studied instrument assessing students’ understanding about force and motion, the Force Concept Inventory (FCI), and a proposed description of how students develop in understanding of the force concept, the Force and Motion Learning Progression (FM-LP). We report on two phases of content analysis of the FCI and the FM-LP. In the first phase, findings indicate that 17 FCI items address aspects consistent with the FM-LP. In the second phase, our findings show that these 17 items have responses that can be coded to fit the levels of the proposed FM-LP. Implications for future research on both the FCI and the FM-LP are described.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience Education Review Letters
Pages (from-to)8-14
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 20.06.2013

    Research areas

  • Research in teaching and learning - Learning Progressions, Force Concept Inventory, Force Concept, Assessment of Students’ Understanding, physics

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