A Semantic Scoring Rubric for Concept Maps: Design and Reliability

Miller, Norma L. and Cañas, Alberto J. (2008) A Semantic Scoring Rubric for Concept Maps: Design and Reliability. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Third Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia, pp. 60-67. ISBN 978-9985-58-584-9

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At Panama’s Conéctate al Conocimiento Project there was the need to develop measurement tools to help assess the Project’s overall progress towards the goal of implementing the use of concept maps for meaningful learning in the country’s public elementary schools. Efforts in this direction led to the development of a taxonomy for concept maps consisting of two components, a topological taxonomy, and a semantic scoring rubric. The topological taxonomy, along with a study of its reliability, was described in an earlier article. The complementary semantic component is presented in this paper. In view of the greater subjectivity involved in the assessment of map content as compared to structure, this tool was expected to be significantly less reliable. Nonetheless, results of our reliability study, conducted among Conéctate Project facilitators, showed an encouraging level of agreement, particularly in the linearly-weighted percent agreement.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2008
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2012 23:14
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2012 23:14

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