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Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment Documents

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Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment 

written by Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood

The Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA), developed by Chabay and Sherwood, assesses student understanding of basic electricity and magnetism concepts. It is written for college-level calculus-based introductory physics courses. The files are password protected; users who wish to access the assessment will need to contact the authors.

The reliability and discriminatory power of this assessment tool, has been tested. The results are available at: Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research: Volume 2, Issue 1, Page 7,

Last Modified June 15, 2006

Supplemental Documents

BEMA - Spanish 

Attached is the Spanish translation of the BEMA instrument.

Translation: Genaro Zavala, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
Language revision: Julio Benegas, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, San Luis, Argentina;
Olivier Espinosa, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile; and Hugo
Alarcon, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.

This assessment may be used for educational purposes. The authors should be contacted for the password.

Published December 7, 2008
Last Modified January 29, 2009

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