Education research: Astronomy Laboratory Learning Survey (ALLS) version 2.0

Student attitudes are assessed using an Astronomy Laboratory Learning Survey (ALLS), a five-point Likert scale questionnaire with demographic questions, and entry/exit evaluation questions (Patrick M. Len, in development) to Astronomy 210L students at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA. This laboratory course is a one-semester, adjunct course to Astronomy 210 lecture, and is taken primarily by students to satisfy their general education science laboratory transfer requirement.

The ALLS is administered as a pre-test on the first laboratory meeting, before any introduction/instruction takes place; and as a post-test on the last laboratory meeting.

The pre- and post-instruction forms (version 2.0, dated 11.07.31) are reproduced below. These forms supersede the earlier version 1.1 forms (dated 09.08.21 and 07.12.29). The reason for this revised version is due to the changeover to a backwards faded scaffolding curriculum (Slater, Slater, and Lyons, 2010), previous semesters (fall semester 2011 and earlier) used a conventional "cookbook" laboratory curriculum.

ALLS pre-instruction form, front/back.

ALLS post-instruction form, front/back:

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