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Abstract Title: Ongoing Validation of an Upper-division Electrodynamics Conceptual Assessment Tool
Abstract: As part of an ongoing project to investigate student learning in upper-division electrodynamics (E&M II), the PER research group at CU Boulder has developed a tool to assess student conceptual understanding (the CURrENT: Colorado UppeR-division ElectrodyNamics Test). This instrument is motivated in part by our faculty-consensus learning goals and can serve to measure the effectiveness of transformed pedagogy. In this talk/poster, we present measures of the validity and reliability of the instrument and scoring rubric. These include expert validation and student interviews, inter-rater reliability measures, and classical test statistics. This work is supported by the University of Colorado and NSF-CCLI grant #1023208.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Qing Ryan
University of Colorado,Boulder
and Co-Presenter(s)
Cecilia Astolfi, University of St-Andrews
Charles Baily, University of St-Andrews
Steven Pollock,University of Colorado,Boulder

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