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30 Research-Based Assessments

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Content knowledge

Colorado Classical Mechanics/Math Methods Instrument (CCMI)

Mechanics Content knowledge (ordinary differential equations, Taylor series, potential energy, simple harmonic motion, Newton's laws)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate

Formats: Pre/post, Short answer

Developers: Rachel Pepper, Steven Pollock, Danny Caballero, and Leanne Doughty; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
Pre: 20 min; Post: 50 min

Brief Electricity and Magnetism Assessment (BEMA)

Electricity / Magnetism Content knowledge (circuits, electrostatics, magnetic fields and forces)

Levels: Upper-level, Intro college

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice

Developers: Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood; Translations: en,es,pt,sv,English,Spanish,Portuguese,Swedish; Translators: ,Genaro Zavala, Julio Benegas, Olivier Espinosa, and Hugo Alarcon,Ronai Lisboa and José Brás Barreto de Oliveira,David Nordman

Detailed Implementation Guide available Gold Star Validated
45 min

Colorado Upper Division Electrostatics Diagnostic - Free Response (CUE-FR)

Electricity / Magnetism Content knowledge (electrostatics, magnetostatics, choosing a problem-solving method)

Levels: Upper-level

Formats: Pre/post, Short answer

Developers: Stephanie V. Chasteen, Rachel E. Pepper, Marcos D. Caballero, Steven J. Pollock, and Katherine K. Perkins; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Gold Star Validated
Pre: 20 min; Post: 50 min

Colorado Upper Division Electrostatics Diagnostic - Coupled Multiple Response (CUE-CMR)

Electricity / Magnetism Content knowledge (electrostatics, magnetostatics, choosing a problem-solving method)

Levels: Upper-level

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response

Developers: Bethany Wilcox and Steven Pollock; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
Pre: 20 min; Post: 50 min

Symmetry and Gauss's Law Conceptual Evaluation (SGCE)

Electricity / Magnetism Content knowledge (symmetry, electric field, electric flux)

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice

Developers: Chandralekha Singh; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Bronze Validated
50 min

Colorado UppeR-division ElectrodyNamics Test (CURrENT)

Electricity / Magnetism Content knowledge (vector calculus, complex exponentials, time-dependent Maxwell equations, Ohm's law, conservation of charge and energy, electromagnetic plane wave, transmission & reflection)

Levels: Upper-level

Formats: Pre/post, Short answer

Developers: Charles Baily, Michael Dubson, and Steven J. Pollock; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Bronze Validated
Pre: 15 min, Post: 50 min

Electromagnetics Concept Inventory (EMCI)

Electricity / Magnetism Content knowledge (Electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic waves)

Levels: Upper-level

Formats: Multiple-choice

Developers: Branislav Notaros; Translations: ; Translators:

Research-Based

Wave Concept Inventory (WCI)

Waves / Optics Content knowledge (visualization of waves, mathematical depiction of waves, wave definitions)

Levels: Upper-level

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response

Developers: Teri Rhodes and Ron Roedel; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Bronze Validated
20 min

Quantum Mechanics Concept Assessment (QMCA)

Modern / Quantum Content knowledge (wave functions, measurement, time dependence, probability, infinite square well, 1D tunneling, energy levels, spins)

Levels: Upper-level

Formats: Multiple-choice

Developers: Homeyra Sadaghiani and Steven Pollock; Translations: en,pt,English,Portuguese; Translators: ,Ricardo Kagimura

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
50 min

Quantum Mechanics Formalism and Postulates Survey (QMFPS)

Modern / Quantum Content knowledge (quantum mechanics formalism, quantum mechanics postulates)

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice

Developers: Emily Marshman and Chandralekha Singh; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
50 min

Quantum Mechanics Survey (QMS)

Modern / Quantum Content knowledge (wave functions, measurement, expectation values, Hamiltonian, time dependence, probability, infinite square well, finite square well, harmonic oscillator, 1D tunneling)

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level

Formats: Multiple-choice

Developers: Chandralekha Singh and Guangtian Zhu; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
50 min

Quantum Mechanics Visualization Instrument (QMVI)

Modern / Quantum Content knowledge (wave functions, probability, infinite square well, 1D tunneling, time dependence, momentum space, 2D potentials, visualization of the relationship between potentials and wave functions)

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate

Formats: Multiple-choice, Short answer

Developers: Erdat Cataloglu and Richard Robinett; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
120 min

Quantum Mechanics Assessment Tool (QMAT)

Modern / Quantum Content knowledge (wave functions, measurement, time dependence, probability, infinite square well, 1D tunneling, energy levels)

Levels: Upper-level

Formats: Short answer

Developers: Steve Goldhaber and Steven Pollock; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Bronze Validated
50 min

Quantum Mechanics Concept Inventory (QMCI)

Modern / Quantum Content knowledge (wave functions, probability, 1D tunneling)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice

Developers: Johan Falk; Translations: en,sv,English,Swedish; Translators: Johan Falk,Johan Falk

Detailed Implementation Guide available Research-Based
20 min

Problem-solving

Colorado Assessment of Problem Solving (CAPS)

Problem-solving

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school, Middle school

Formats: Rubric

Developers: Wendy Adams; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Bronze Validated
60-120 min

Scientific reasoning

Scientific Abilities Assessment Rubrics (SAAR)

Scientific reasoning (represent information in multiple ways, design and conduct experiments, communicate scientific ideas, collect and analyze experimental data, evaluate experimental results)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school

Formats: Rubric

Developers: Eugenia Etkina, Alan Van Heuvelen, Suzanne White-Brahmia, David T. Brookes, Michael Gentile, Sahana Murthy, David Rosengrant, and Aaron Warren; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
any min

Lab skills

Physics Lab Inventory of Critical Thinking (PLIC)

Lab skills (comparing measurements with uncertainty, evaluating data fitted to a model, generating and evaluating conclusions based on data, designing and evaluating experimental methods)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Multiple-response, Agree/disagree

Developers: N.G. Holmes, C.E. Weiman, K.N.Quinn, C.J. Walsh & the Cornell Physics Education Research Lab; Translations: ; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
average is 20 min, no more than 30 min

Concise Data Processing Assessment (CDPA)

Lab skills (uncertainty in measurement, relationship between functions graphs and numbers)

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice

Developers: James Day and Doug Bonn; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
30 min

Data Handling Diagnostic (DHD)

Lab skills (accuracy & precision, functional forms, line fitting, quantitative error analysis)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice

Developers: Galloway, R. K., Bates, S. P., Maynard-Casely, H. E., & Slaughter, K. A.; Translations: ; Translators:

Silver Validated

Beliefs / Attitudes

Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS)

Beliefs / Attitudes (epistemological beliefs)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Agree/disagree

Developers: W. K. Adams, K. K. Perkins, N. S. Podolefsky, M. Dubson, N. D. Finkelstein, and C. E. Wieman; Translations: en,es,fi,ja,zh,ar,tr,de,pt,English,Spanish,Finnish,Japanese,Chinese,Arabic,Turkish,German,Portuguese; Translators: ,Genaro Zavala, Hugo Alarcon, and Angeles Domínguez,Mervi Asikainen,Michi Ishimoto and Hideo Nitta,Lin Ding and Ping Zhang,H. Alhadlaq, F. Alshaya, and S. Alabdulkareem,Derya Kaltakci,Christian Kautz, Hanno Holzhüter, and Felix Lehmann (This version is designed for an intro engineering class. Questions that don't make sense in a German engineering context have been removed.),Eduardo Gama and Marta F. Barroso, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Detailed Implementation Guide available Gold Star Validated
8-10 min

Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey for Experimental Physics (E-CLASS)

Beliefs / Attitudes (affect, confidence, math-physics-data connection, physics community, uncertainty, troubleshooting, argumentation, experimental design, modeling)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Agree/disagree

Developers: Ben Zwickl and Heather Lewandowski; Translations: en,am,English,Amharic; Translators: ,Yohanes Wolde-Senbet

Detailed Implementation Guide available Gold Star Validated
15 min

Maryland Physics Expectations Survey (MPEX)

Beliefs / Attitudes (epistemological beliefs)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Agree/disagree

Developers: E. F. Redish, J. M. Saul, & R. N. Steinberg; Translations: en,es,English,Spanish; Translators: ,José Luis Santana Fajardo

Detailed Implementation Guide available Gold Star Validated
20-30 min

Attitudes and Approaches to Problem Solving Survey (AAPS)

Beliefs / Attitudes (problem-solving)

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Agree/disagree

Developers: Andrew Mason and Chandralekha Singh; Translations: en,tr,fr,English,Turkish,French; Translators: ,Nuri Balta and Muharrem Duran,Olivier Alibart and Frédéric Blanc

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
15 min

Views on Science and Education Questionnaire (VOSE)

Beliefs / Attitudes (nature of science, theories and laws, tentativeness, creativity, objectivity, subjectivity, scientific method, teaching the nature of science)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school

Formats: Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Agree/disagree

Developers: Sufen Chen; Translations: en,zh,English,Chinese; Translators: ,Sufen Chen

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
15 min

Interactive teaching

Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP)

Interactive teaching

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school, Middle school, Other

Formats: Observation protocol

Developers: Daiyo Sawada, Michael D. Piburn, Kathleen Falconer, Jeff Turley, and Irene Bloom; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Gold Star Validated
any min

Teaching Dimensions Observation Protocol (TDOP)

Interactive teaching

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school, Middle school, Other

Formats: Observation protocol

Developers: Matthew T. Hora and Joseph J. Ferrare; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Gold Star Validated
any min

Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS)

Interactive teaching (What are the students doing?, What is the instructor doing?)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college

Formats: Observation protocol

Developers: Michelle K. Smith, Francis H. M. Jones, Sarah L. Gilbert, and Carl E. Wieman; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Gold Star Validated
any min

Physics Teacher Education Program Analysis Rubric (PTEPA Rubric)

Interactive teaching (Institutional commitment, leadership and collaboration, recruitment, knowledge and skills for teaching physics, mentoring community and professional support, program assessment)

Levels: Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college

Formats: Rubric

Developers: Stephanie V. Chasteen, Rachel E. Scherr, Monica Plisch and the PhysTEC Project; Translations: ; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Silver Validated
60-120 min

Behavioral Engagement Related to Instruction (BERI)

Interactive teaching

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school, Middle school

Formats: Observation protocol

Developers: Erin S. Lane and Sara E. Harris; Translations: en,English; Translators:

Detailed Implementation Guide available Bronze Validated
any min

Laboratory Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (LOPUS)

Interactive teaching (TA’s instructional behaviors, student behaviors, nature of verbal interactions between TA and students)

Levels: Graduate, Upper-level, Intermediate, Intro college, High school, Middle school, Other

Formats: Observation protocol

Developers: Jonathan B. Velasco, Adam Knedeisen, Dihua Xue, Trisha L. Vickrey, Marytza Abebe, and Marilyne Stains; Translations: ; Translators:

Bronze Validated
any min