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written by Karen Cummings and Jeffrey Marx
We have developed an assessment of students' ability to solve standard textbook style problems and are currently engaged in the validation and revision process. The assessment covers the topics of force and motion, conservation of momentum and conservation of energy at a level consistent with most calculus-based, introductory physics courses. This tool is discussed in more detail in an accompanying paper by Marx and Cummings. [1] Here we present preliminary beta-test data collected at four schools during the 2009/2010 academic year. Data include both pre- and post-instruction results for introductory physics courses as well as results for physics majors in later years. In addition, we present evidence that right/wrong grading may well be a perfectly acceptable grading procedure for a course-level assessment of this type.
Physics Education Research Conference 2010
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, Oregon: July 21-22, 2010
Volume 1289, Pages 113-116
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10.1063/1.3515174
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01.40.Fk
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PERC 2010, assessment, introductory physics, problem solving assessment, problem solving in physics, right/ wrong grading
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K. Cummings and J. Marx, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10403&DocID=1875).
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K. Cummings and J. Marx, Beta-Test Data on an Assessment of Textbook Problem Solving Ability: An Argument for Right/Wrong Grading?, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, 2010, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10403&DocID=1875>.
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Cummings, K., & Marx, J. (2010, July 21-22). Beta-Test Data on an Assessment of Textbook Problem Solving Ability: An Argument for Right/Wrong Grading?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved September 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10403&DocID=1875
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Cummings, Karen, and Jeffrey Marx. "Beta-Test Data on an Assessment of Textbook Problem Solving Ability: An Argument for Right/Wrong Grading?." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2010, Portland, Oregon, July 21-22, 2010. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10403&DocID=1875 (accessed 22 September 2014).
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Cummings, Karen, and Jeffrey Marx. "Beta-Test Data on an Assessment of Textbook Problem Solving Ability: An Argument for Right/Wrong Grading?." Physics Education Research Conference 2010. Portland, Oregon: 2010. 113-116 Vol. 1289 of PER Conference. 22 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10403&DocID=1875>.
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