from 30 January 2023 to 1 February 2023
Complesso S. Marcellino e Festo
Europe/Rome timezone
The Political Sciences and Physics "E. Pancini" Departments of Federico II University organize the 1st International Conference on Measurement in STEM Education (MESE1).

Scientific Programme

  • Registration of the participants

    Monday January 30th 8.30 – 9.15
  • Opening ceremony

    Monday January 30th 9.15 – 9.45

    Giancarlo Ragozini & Italo Testa (Chairs of the Conference)

    Online link

  • Key Note 1

    Monday January 30th 9.45 – 10.30 (chair G. Ragozini)

    Giuseppe Pellegrini
    Evolution acceptance and high school students.
    Methodological considerations and new perspectives of investigation

  • Coffee break

    Monday January 30th 10.30 11.00
  • Session 1 – Issues in Assessing STEM and Math Education

    Monday January 30th 11.00 – 12.30 (Chair S.Galano)

    J. Niewint-Gori Why does Integrated STEM education not fit: Pinpointing the breaking points visualization

    M. Caramaschi Do the epistemological bases of qualitative and quantitative paradigms in STEM education still hold today?

    M. G. Ballatore Spatial abilities and the gender gap in mathematics

    G. Bolondi Measuring the impact of changing the formulation of a mathematical task

  • Key Note 2

    Monday January 30th 12:30 – 13:15 (chair I. Testa)

    Onofrio Rosario Battaglia Clustering methods to study student reasoning lines: theoretical aspects and experimental results

  • Lunch Break

    Monday January 30th 13.15 – 14.15
  • Multilevel Analysis for research on STEM Education (Invited Symposium)

    Tuesday January 30st 14.15 – 15.45 (Chair L. Palazzo)

    C. Davino, M. Romano, D. VistoccoExploring the impact of student characteristics and social context on mathematical literacy

    M. La Rocca, M. Niglio, M. Restaino – An analysis of the differences in Italian students’ performance in STEM and no-STEM courses

    R. Fabbricatore, L. Palazzo, F. Santelli"I don't know": dealing with uncertainty in students' perceived competence in STEM

  • Coffee break

    Monday January 30th 15.45 – 16.15
  • Session 2a – Measurement of cognitive and affective variables in STEM

    Monday January 30th 16:15 - 17: 45 (Chair L. Palazzo)

    R. Mazzola An extensive questionnaire about emergency remote teaching: more than 3000 engineering students respond about their perceptions on online didactic activities

    S. Zanella Investigation of Systems Thinking Skills of students aged 11 to 14 years old

    D. Catena Investigating secondary students’ identification with physics through structural equation modeling

    G. Giuliana Use of Multiple correspondence analysis to investigate students’ mental models about quantum entities

  • Session 2b – Assessment of Instructional Strategies in STEM Education

    Monday January 30th 16:15 – 17.45 (Chair R. Fabbricatore)

    Online link

    V. Bologna (online presentation) Artificial Neural Network Analysis of Physics and Engineering freshmen FMCE responses

    G. Bozzo (online presentation) Combining qualitative and quantitative analyses to investigate the role of virtual simulations in the evolution of primary school students' mental models about electrostatics

    M. Bozzi Peer learning in higher education: An effective response to the university students’ dropout problem

    F. Monti Investigating through worksheets the impact of short formative modules on prospective teachers' didactic projects about specific topics: qualitative analysis and data visualization

  • Keynote 3

    Tuesday January 31st 9.00 – 09.45 (chair F. Palumbo)

    Milos Kankaras Assessment of social and emotional skills in cross-national settings: an OECD approach

  • Keynote 4

    Tuesday January 31st 9.45 – 10.30 (Chair I.Testa)

    Martin Rusek - The black box is not that black anymore: The use of eye-tracking in STEM education research

    Online link

  • Coffee break

    Tuesday January 31st 10.30 – 11.00
  • Assessing student competence: current methodological issues in case studies (Invited Symposium)

    Tuesday January 31st 11.00 – 12.30 (Chair S. Mignani)

    M. DesimoniMathematics achievement at the end of upper secondary school during COVID-19 pandemic: insights from the INVALSI national assessment

    C. CascellaAn application of Differential Item and Bundle Functioning analysis to the study of gender differences in Mathematics Education: implications for educational practitioners.

    M. Farnè, G. TaraborrelliClustering educational data: a high school students' performance analysis

  • Keynote 5

    Tuesday January 31st 12.30 – 13.15 (chair F. Palumbo)

    Stefania MignaniAssessing The Gender Gaps In Maths Competence: An Overview Of What We Known From Invalsi Data

  • Lunch Break

    Tuesday January 31st 13.15 - 14:15
  • Use of INVALSI data for research on STEM Education (Invited Symposium)

    Tuesday January 31st 14.15 – 16:00 (Chair S. Galano)

    Patrizia Giannantoni and Patrizia FalzettiA Study Of Gender Differences In The Selection Of Stem Courses At University With Large Scale Assessment Data Of Invalsi

    Lorenzo MaravigliaOpen Research Using Invalsi Data And Multilevel Models

    Andrea BendinelliA Counterfactory Approach To The Evaluation Of Educational Policies: Methodology, Variables And Results

    Emiliano CampodifioriThe Calculation Of Socio-Economic-Cultural Status Indicator Of Learners From Invalsi Data

  • Keynote 6

    Tuesday January 31st 16:00 – 16:45 (Chair I.Testa)

    William Boone - What I wish I had known as a Rasch beginner….

    Online link

  • Keynote 7

    Tuesday January 31st 16.45 – 17.30 (chair I. Testa)

    Michele Marsili Automated Assessment Of Open-Ended Question Of Invalsi Tests

  • Invited Workshop 1

    Wednesday February 1st 08.30 - 12.30

    Introduction on Text Mining and KNIME Analytics (M. Marsili,  Paolo Tamagnini)

  • Lunch break

    Wednesday February 1st 12.30 - 13.30
  • Invited Workshop 2

    Wednesday February 1st 13.30 - 16.30

    Cluster Analysis to study student reasoning profiles: experimental results in Physics Education (O.R. Battaglia)

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