Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment Documents
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Ruth Chabay and
The Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA), developed by Chabay and Sherwood, assesses student understanding of basic electricity and magnetism concepts. It is written for college-level calculus-based introductory physics courses. The files are password protected; users who wish to access the assessment will need to contact the authors.
The reliability and discriminatory power of this assessment tool, has been tested. The results are available at: Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research: Volume 2, Issue 1, Page 7,
- Download BEMA.zip - 1229kb Compressed File
Last Modified June 15, 2006
Attached is the Spanish translation of the BEMA instrument.
Translation: Genaro Zavala, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
Language revision: Julio Benegas, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, San Luis, Argentina;
Olivier Espinosa, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile; and Hugo
Alarcon, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
- Download BEMAesp2008.zip - 1168kb Compressed File
This assessment may be used for educational purposes. The authors should be contacted for the password.
Published December 7, 2008
Last Modified January 29, 2009
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