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written by Steven J. Pollock
We present results demonstrating similar distributions of student scores, and statistically indistinguishable gains on two popular research-based assessment tools: the Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA) and the Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism(CSEM). To deepen our understanding of student learning in our course environment and of these assessment tools as measures of student learning, we identify systematic trends and differences in results from these two instruments. We investigate correlations of both pre- and post- conceptual scores with other measures including traditional exam scores and course grades, student background (earlier grades), gender, a pretest of scientific reasoning, and tests of attitudes and beliefs about science and learning science. Overall, for practical purposes, we find the BEMA and CSEM are roughly equivalently useful instruments for measuring student learning in our course.
Physics Education Research Conference 2008
Part of the PER Conference series
Edmonton, Canada: July 23-24, 2008
Volume 1064, Pages 171-174
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© 2008 American Institute of Physics
A hard copy of the PERC 2008 proceedings is available for purchase from the AIP.
DOI:
10.1063/1.3021246
NSF Numbers:
0410744
0554616
PACSs:
01.40.-d
01.40.Fk
01.40.gb
01.40.G-
01.50.H-
01.50.F
-01.40.eg
01.52.+r
Keywords:
BEMA, CSEM, PERC 2008, course assessment, course transformation, educational aids, educational computing, educational courses, engineering education, learning (artificial intelligence), problem solving, research and development management, scientific information systems
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S. Pollock, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8109&DocID=742).
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S. Pollock, Comparing Student Learning with Multiple Research-Based Conceptual Surveys: CSEM and BEMA presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, 2008, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8109&DocID=742>.
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Pollock, S. (2008, July 23-24). Comparing Student Learning with Multiple Research-Based Conceptual Surveys: CSEM and BEMA. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8109&DocID=742
Chicago Format
Pollock, Steven. "Comparing Student Learning with Multiple Research-Based Conceptual Surveys: CSEM and BEMA." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2008, Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24, 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8109&DocID=742 (accessed 18 April 2014).
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Pollock, Steven. "Comparing Student Learning with Multiple Research-Based Conceptual Surveys: CSEM and BEMA." Physics Education Research Conference 2008. Edmonton, Canada: 2008. 171-174 Vol. 1064 of PER Conference. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8109&DocID=742>.
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