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Comparing Recent Organizing Templates for Test Content between ACS Exams in General Chemistry and AP Chemistry
Journal of Chemical Education
  • Thomas Holme, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2014
DOI
10.1021/ed400856r
Abstract
Two different versions of “big ideas” rooted content maps have recently been published for general chemistry. As embodied in the content outline from the College Board, one of these maps is designed to guide curriculum development and testing for advanced placement (AP) chemistry. The Anchoring Concepts Content Map for general chemistry from the ACS Exams Institute is a component of a larger content map for the four-year undergraduate curriculum. This article compares the structure and content in these two maps to provide perspective on the current nature of the general chemistry curriculum. This contribution is part of a special issue on teaching introductory chemistry in the context of the AP chemistry course redesign.
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Reprinted (adapted) with permission from J. Chem. Educ., 2014, 91 (9), pp 1352–1356. Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society.

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American Chemical Society
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en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Thomas Holme. "Comparing Recent Organizing Templates for Test Content between ACS Exams in General Chemistry and AP Chemistry" Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 91 Iss. 9 (2014) p. 1352 - 1356
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_holme/27/