Detail Page

written by Stephanie V. Chasteen and Steven J. Pollock
As part of an effort to systematically improve our junior-level E&M I course, we are developing a tool to assess student learning of E&M concepts at the upper-division. Along with a faculty working group, we established a list of learning goals for the course that, with student observations and interviews, served as a guide in creating the Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) assessment. The result is a 17-question open-ended post-test (with an optional 7-question pre-test) diagnostic, and accompanying grading rubric. We present the preliminary validation of the instrument and rubric, plus results from 226 students in 4 semesters at the University of Colorado, and 4 additional universities.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 109-112
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education Foundations
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
- Research Design & Methodology
= Validity
Electricity & Magnetism
- General
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Researchers
- application/pdf
- non-digital
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!


Mirror:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3266689
Access Rights:
Free access and
Available for purchase
A preprint of the work is available. A hard copy of the PERC 2009 proceedings is also available.
Restriction:
© 2009 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266689
NSF Number:
0737118
PACSs:
01.30.Ib
01.40.Di
01.40.Fk
01.40.G-
01.40.gb
Keywords:
Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics assessment, PERC 2009, assessment, assessment instrument, course reform, electricity and magnetism, electricity and magnetism, physics education research
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created October 4, 2009 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
March 11, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
November 11, 2009
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
S. Chasteen and S. Pollock, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9461&DocID=1330).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Chasteen and S. Pollock, Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9461&DocID=1330>.
APA Format
Chasteen, S., & Pollock, S. (2009, July 29-30). Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved July 30, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9461&DocID=1330
Chicago Format
Chasteen, Stephanie, and Steven Pollock. "Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9461&DocID=1330 (accessed 30 July 2014).
MLA Format
Chasteen, Stephanie, and Steven Pollock. "Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 109-112 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 30 July 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9461&DocID=1330>.
BibTeX Export Format
@inproceedings{ Author = "Stephanie Chasteen and Steven Pollock", Title = {Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic}, BookTitle = {Physics Education Research Conference 2009}, Pages = {109-112}, Address = {Ann Arbor, Michigan}, Series = {PER Conference}, Volume = {1179}, Month = {July 29-30}, Year = {2009} }
Refer Export Format

%A Stephanie Chasteen
%A Steven Pollock
%T Tapping into Juniors' Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic
%S PER Conference
%V 1179
%D July 29-30 2009
%P 109-112
%C Ann Arbor, Michigan
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9461&DocID=1330
%O Physics Education Research Conference 2009
%O July 29-30
%O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Conference Proceedings
%A Chasteen, Stephanie
%A Pollock, Steven
%D July 29-30 2009
%T Tapping into Juniors' Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic
%B Physics Education Research Conference 2009
%C Ann Arbor, Michigan
%V 1179
%P 109-112
%S PER Conference
%8 July 29-30
%U http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9461&DocID=1330


Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Tapping into Juniors’ Understanding of E&M: The Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics (CUE) Diagnostic:


Know of another related resource? Login to relate this resource to it.
Save to my folders

Contribute

Related Materials

Similar Materials