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This 30-question research-based multiple-choice test is designed to evaluate students' conceptual understanding of magnetism in algebra- and calculus-based introductory courses.

The survey is based on investigations of students' difficulties in magnetism up to Faraday's law 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 J. Li and C. Singh, Developing Magnetism Conceptual Survey and Assessing gender differences in students' difficulties with magnetism, 2011 PERC Proceedings, AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, 43-46 (2012).

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 Electricity and Magnetism
Pages 243-256
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Conceptual Assessment
= Instruments
Electricity & Magnetism
- Magnetic Fields and Forces
= Fields and Currents
= Force on Moving Charges
= Force on Wires
= Forces on Magnets
= Magnetic Fields
- Lower Undergraduate
- Assessment Material
= Test
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The survey is password protected. 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.
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© 2012 Jing Li
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.
Keyword:
Magnetostatics Conceptual Survey
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Metadata instance created April 28, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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August 11, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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C. Singh and J. Li, in Improving Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism (2012), pp. 243, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11900&DocID=2747).
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C. Singh and J. Li, Magnetism Conceptual Survey, in Improving Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism (2012), pp. 243, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11900&DocID=2747>.
APA Format
Singh, C., & Li, J. (2012). Magnetism Conceptual Survey. In Improving Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism (243). Retrieved October 20, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11900&DocID=2747
Chicago Format
Singh, Chandralekha, and Jing Li. "Magnetism Conceptual Survey." In Improving Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism. 243. 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11900&DocID=2747 (accessed 20 October 2014).
MLA Format
Singh, Chandralekha, and Jing Li. "Magnetism Conceptual Survey." Improving Students' Understanding of Electricity and Magnetism. 2012. 243-256. 20 Mar. 2012. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11900&DocID=2747>.
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Details on the construction and analysis of the Magnetostatics Conceptual Survey is provided in Jing Li's thesis.

relation by Lyle Barbato
Is Supplemented By Developing a magnetism conceptual survey and assessing gender differences in student understanding of magnetism

A summary of the survey's development, reliability, and validity is provided in the PERC 2011 conference proceedings.

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