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written by Chandralekha Singh and Guangtian Zhu
This 31-question research-based multiple-choice test is designed to evaluate students' conceptual understanding of quantum mechanics in junior-level courses.

The survey is based on investigations of students' difficulties in quantum mechanics and should be given in a 50-minute period. Statistical results have shown the survey to be reliable and valid. A summary of the construction and analysis of the survey is available in Surveying students' understanding of quantum mechanics in one spatial dimension, Am. J. Phys. 80 (3), 252-259.

This assessment is free for use by instructors in their classroom. However, as it takes years of development effort to create and validate reliable assessment instruments, the file is password-protected. Furthermore, the author requests that 1. students are not given copies following examination; and 2. none of the questions are incorporated into web-based question delivery systems without adequate security to prevent printing or unauthorized access by students.

To obtain the password, please send a request with your name, email, institution, and a link to a page at your institution that confirms you are an instructor.
Book Title: Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics
Pages 255-267
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
Quantum Physics
- General
- Upper Undergraduate
- Assessment Material
= Test
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© 2011 Chandralekha Singh and Guangtian Zhu
This assessment is free for use by instructors in their classroom. However, it takes years of development effort to create and validate reliable assessment instruments. Therefore, the author requests that 1. students are not given test copies following examination; and 2. none of the questions are incorporated into web-based question delivery systems without adequate security to prevent printing or unauthorized access by students.
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C. Singh and G. Zhu, in Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics (2011), pp. 255, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11903&DocID=2749).
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C. Singh and G. Zhu, Quantum Mechanics Survey (QMS) in Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics (2011), pp. 255, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11903&DocID=2749>.
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Singh, C., & Zhu, G. (2011). Quantum Mechanics Survey (QMS). In Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics (255). Retrieved July 31, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11903&DocID=2749
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Singh, Chandralekha, and Guangtian Zhu. "Quantum Mechanics Survey (QMS)." In Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics. 255. 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11903&DocID=2749 (accessed 31 July 2014).
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Singh, Chandralekha, and Guangtian Zhu. "Quantum Mechanics Survey (QMS)." Improving Students' Understanding of Quantum Mechanics. 2011. 255-267. 2 Mar. 2011. 31 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11903&DocID=2749>.
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Information on the survey's development, reliability, and validity is available in the article, Surveying students' understanding of quantum mechanics in one spatial dimension, Am. J. Phys. 71 (6), 607-617.

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Details on the construction and analysis of the Quantum Mechanics Survey is provided in Guangtian Zhu's thesis.

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