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written by Chandralekha Singh and Jing Li
This 30-question research-based multiple-choice test is designed to evaluate students' conceptual understanding of magnetism in algebra- and calculus-based introductory courses.
The survey is based on investigations of students' difficulties in magnetism up to Faraday's law and should be given in a 50-minute period. Statistical results have shown the survey to be reliable and valid. A summary of the construction and analysis of the survey is available in J. Li and C. Singh, Developing Magnetism Conceptual Survey and Assessing gender differences in students' difficulties with magnetism, 2011 PERC Proceedings, AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, 43-46 (2012).
This assessment is free for use by instructors in their classroom. As it takes years of development effort to create and validate reliable assessment instruments the file is only available to researchers and instructors.
Book Title: Improving Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism
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Magnetism Conceptual Survey:
Is Key Reference Of Improving Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism
Details on the construction and analysis of the Magnetostatics Conceptual Survey is provided in Jing Li's thesis.relation by Lyle Barbato
Is Supplemented By Developing a magnetism conceptual survey and assessing gender differences in student understanding of magnetism
A summary of the survey's development, reliability, and validity is provided in the PERC 2011 conference proceedings.relation by Lyle Barbato
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