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written by Lin Ding, Ruth Chabay, Bruce Sherwood, and Robert J. Beichner
The Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA), developed by Chabay and Sherwood, was designed to assess student understanding of basic electricity and magnetism concepts covered in college-level calculus-based introductory physics courses. To evaluate the reliability and discriminatory power of this assessment tool, we performed statistical tests focusing both on item analyses (item difficulty index, item discrimination index, and item point biserial coefficient) and on the entire test (test reliability and Ferguson's delta). The results indicate that BEMA is a reliable assessment tool.
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© 2006 American Physical Society
DOI:
10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010105
NSF Numbers:
0320608
0237132
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.G?
Keywords:
Assessment, Electricity and Magnetism, Reliability Test, Statistical Analysis
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Metadata instance created April 21, 2006 by Vince Kuo
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July 13, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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March 15, 2006
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L. Ding, R. Chabay, B. Sherwood, and R. Beichner, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2 (1), 7 (2006), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010105).
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L. Ding, R. Chabay, B. Sherwood, and R. Beichner, Evaluating an electricity and magnetism assessment tool: Brief electricity and magnetism assessment, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2 (1), 7 (2006), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010105>.
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Ding, L., Chabay, R., Sherwood, B., & Beichner, R. (2006, March 15). Evaluating an electricity and magnetism assessment tool: Brief electricity and magnetism assessment. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 2(1), 7. Retrieved December 19, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010105
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Ding, L, R. Chabay, B. Sherwood, and R. Beichner. "Evaluating an electricity and magnetism assessment tool: Brief electricity and magnetism assessment." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2, no. 1, (March 15, 2006): 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010105 (accessed 19 December 2014).
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Ding, Lin, Ruth Chabay, Bruce Sherwood, and Robert Beichner. "Evaluating an electricity and magnetism assessment tool: Brief electricity and magnetism assessment." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2.1 (2006): 7. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.010105>.
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