Developing and validating proof comprehension tests in undergraduate mathematics

Juan Pablo Mejía-Ramos, Kristen Lew, Jimmy de la Torre, Keith Weber

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In this article, we describe and illustrate the process by which we developed and validated short, multiple-choice, reliable tests to assess undergraduate students’ comprehension of three mathematical proofs. We discuss the purpose for each stage and how it benefited the design of our instruments. We also suggest ways in which this process could be employed by other researchers to develop and validate their own reliable proof comprehension tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-146
Number of pages17
JournalResearch in Mathematics Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 4 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Mathematics(all)


  • assessment
  • proof comprehension
  • proof reading


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