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This research-based multiple-choice test is designed to assesses student understanding of basic electricity and magnetism concepts. The test is suitable for college-level calculus-based introductory physics courses or for advanced high school physics courses.
The test is based on investigations of students' difficulties with concepts in electricity and magnetism and should be given in a 45-minute period. The reliability and discriminatory power of this assessment tool have been tested. The results are available at: Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research: Volume 2, Issue 1, Page 7, http://prst-per.aps.org/abstract/PRSTPER/v2/i1/e010105
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 educators and researchers. The assessment is available through the Physport Assessment database to AAPT members and validated physics instructors. Access to the assessment requires that the user be logged into Physport/ComPADRE.
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Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment:
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This journal article presents the results of research on the validity and discriminatory power of the BEMA assessment tool.relation by Bruce Mason
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