Development of a Learning Progression Assessment Tool for Electrostatics Utilizing the Rasch Model


  • Dehui Sun Department of Fundamental Education, Shandong Jiaotong University, China
  • Sheiladevi Sukumaran Faculty of Education, Language, and Psychology, SEGi University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Song Gao Faculty of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China



Learning Progression, Rasch Model, Physics Teaching, Assessment


The Learning Progression (LP) model has gained significant attention in science education due to its successful integration of students' cognitive development with scientific concepts. This study aims to address the challenges of delivering the electrostatic field topic in physics education at the tertiary level, where students often find it abstract and challenging to grasp. To create a tailored electrostatic LP model suitable for this educational level, appropriate teaching tools were developed. The Electrostatic Field Test (EFT) was devised and subjected to validation using Rasch models. The validation results affirm the EFT's reliability and validity.


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How to Cite

Sun, D., Sukumaran, S., & Gao, S. (2023). Development of a Learning Progression Assessment Tool for Electrostatics Utilizing the Rasch Model. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(26), 153–159.



Educational / Learning Environment