Astronomy Literacy Test (Alt): A Proposal Diagnostic Test For Astronomy Literacy.

Evaluation and Astronomy Education Research
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023
UTC: 8:45 p.m. - 8:55 p.m.
Friday Dec. 1, 2023
UTC: 10:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

There are several astronomy diagnostic tests based on national syllabus and targeted specific audiences.However,they are limited by their diagnostic scope as they do not allow the participant to learn more about the field.Hence,we built the Astronomy Literacy Test (ALT).This test has 3 goals:Diagnose astronomy literacy,raise astronomy awareness and make it valuable for any country or respondent.ALT is based on the global document endorsed by IAU:The Big ideas in Astronomy.It is an interactive and self learning test.After submitting the test,correct answers are displayed,along with the links to explore the concepts.With ALT´s 1st version,we aim to collect inputs to turn it into a global tool to assess astronomy literacy and design outreach activities,courses and citizen science projects.

About Prathmesh Jadhav

Prathmesh Jadhav is currently a student pursuing Masters of Science in Physics at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Who has worked for science outreach activities in Astroclub and PCMC Science Park and insterested in Astronomy Education Research.