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written by Justyna P. Zwolak, Mary Bridget Kustusch, and Corinne A. Manogue
While introductory electricity and magnetism (E&M) has been investigated for decades, research at the upper-division is relatively new. The University of Colorado has developed the Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic to test students' understanding of the content of the first semester of an upper-division E&M course. While the questions on the CUE cover many learning goals in an appropriate manner, we believe the rubric for the CUE is particularly aligned to the topics and methods of teaching at the University of Colorado. We suggest that changes to the rubric would allow for better assessment of a wider range of teaching schemes. As an example, we highlight one problem from the CUE involving the superposition principle. Using data from both Oregon State University and the University of Colorado, we discuss the limitations of the current rubric, compare results using a different analysis scheme, and discuss the implications for assessing students' understanding.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 385-388
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Electricity & Magnetism
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.084
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1023120
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
41.20.Cv
Keywords:
Assessment, Electrostatics, PERC 2013, Upper-division Physics
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J. Zwolak, M. Kustusch, and C. Manogue, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13158&DocID=3705).
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J. Zwolak, M. Kustusch, and C. Manogue, Re-thinking the Rubric for Grading the CUE: The Superposition Principle, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13158&DocID=3705>.
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Zwolak, J., Kustusch, M., & Manogue, C. (2013, July 17-18). Re-thinking the Rubric for Grading the CUE: The Superposition Principle. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved October 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13158&DocID=3705
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Zwolak, J, M. Kustusch, and C. Manogue. "Re-thinking the Rubric for Grading the CUE: The Superposition Principle." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13158&DocID=3705 (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Zwolak, Justyna, Mary Bridget Kustusch, and Corinne Manogue. "Re-thinking the Rubric for Grading the CUE: The Superposition Principle." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 385-388 of PER Conference. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13158&DocID=3705>.
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