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Preservice teachers enrolled in a modified introductory chemistry course used an instructional rubric to improve and evaluate their understanding of students’
misconceptions in learning various chemistry concepts. A sample of 79 preservice teachers first explored the state science standards to identify chemistry misconceptions associated with the grade level they would like to teach. These preservice teachers then used a rubric to write a research paper about their chosen misconception and how to address it in the classroom.