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written by Bethany R. Wilcox and Steven J. Pollock
The Colorado Upper-division Electrostatics (CUE) diagnostic was designed as an open-ended assessment in order to capture elements of student reasoning in upper-division electrostatics. The diagnostic has been given for many semesters at several universities resulting in an extensive database of CUE responses. To increase the utility and scalability of the assessment, we used this database along with research on students' difficulties to create a multiple-choice version. The new version explores the viability of a novel test format where students select multiple responses and can receive partial credit based on the accuracy and consistency of their selections. This format was selected with the goal of preserving insights afforded by the open-ended format while exploiting the logistical advantages of a multiple-choice assessment. Here, we present examples of the questions and scoring of the multiple-choice CUE as well as initial analysis of the test's validity, item difficulty, discrimination, and overall consistency with the open-ended version.
Physics Education Research Conference 2013
Part of the PER Conference series
Portland, OR: July 17-18, 2013
Pages 365-368
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
= Methods
- Research Design & Methodology
= Evaluation
= Statistics
Electricity & Magnetism
- General
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1119/perc.2013.pr.079
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Keywords:
CUE, PERC 2013, conceptual assessment, electrostatics, multiple-choice
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B. Wilcox and S. Pollock, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13154&DocID=3701).
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B. Wilcox and S. Pollock, Multiple-choice Assessment for Upper-division Electricity and Magnetism, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, 2013, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13154&DocID=3701>.
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Wilcox, B., & Pollock, S. (2013, July 17-18). Multiple-choice Assessment for Upper-division Electricity and Magnetism. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13154&DocID=3701
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Wilcox, Bethany, and Steven Pollock. "Multiple-choice Assessment for Upper-division Electricity and Magnetism." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2013, Portland, OR, July 17-18, 2013. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13154&DocID=3701 (accessed 22 December 2014).
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Wilcox, Bethany, and Steven Pollock. "Multiple-choice Assessment for Upper-division Electricity and Magnetism." Physics Education Research Conference 2013. Portland, OR: 2013. 365-368 of PER Conference. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13154&DocID=3701>.
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