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written by Lin Ding
This 33-question research-based multiple-choice test is designed to evaluate students' conceptual understanding of energy in algebra- or calculus-based introductory physics courses.
The survey is based on investigations of students' difficulties in energy and should be given in a 30-minute period. Statistical results have shown the survey to be reliable and valid. Details on the construction and analysis of the survey are available in L. Ding, Designing an Energy Assessment to Evaluate Student Understanding of Energy Topics, Ph.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University, 2007, and L. Ding, R. Chabay, and B. Sherwood "How do students in an innovative principle-based mechanics course understand energy concepts?" Journal of Research in Science Teaching 2013, 50, (6), 722–747
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, access is limited to instructors and researchers.
Book Title: Designing an Energy Assessment to Evaluate Student Understanding of Energy Topics
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Details on the construction and analysis of the Energy Concept Assessment is provided in Lin Ding's thesis.relation by Lyle Barbato
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