The Relationship of Cognitive Attibutes of Mathematics and Science
Received: May 01, 2012 ; Revised: Jun 15, 2012 ; Accepted: Jun 18, 2012
Published Online: Jul 31, 2012
The purpose of this study is to diagnose students’ cognitive attributes in mathematics and science based on the Fusion mode1, one of several Cognitive diagnostic models. The Cognitive diagnostic model measures several attributes from a single item and analyzes the results based on the fields of education evaluation and measurement theory. The test, composed of multiple-choice problems in mathematics and science, was administered to the eighth graders in a middle school located in Seoul. Using this data, this study examined the correlation of cognitive attributes for mathematics and science and attempted to identify the attributes that influence achievements in mathematics and science through regression analysis. The results suggest a significant correlation of cognitive attributes for both mathematics and science, as well as several abilities in mathematics that can help in solving scientific problems.