Developed by David Sokoloff
|Purpose||To assess students' understanding of simple circuits concepts.|
|Format||Pre/post, Multiple-choice, Short answer|
|Focus||Electricity / Magnetism Content knowledge (DC and AC circuits)|
|Level||Intro college, High school|
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This is the third highest level of research validation, corresponding to at least 3 of the validation categories below.
Research Validation Summary
Based on Research Into:
- Student thinking
- Student interviews
- Expert review
- Appropriate statistical analysis
- At multiple institutions
- By multiple research groups
- Peer-reviewed publication
The multiple-choice questions on the ECCE were based on research on open-ended questions about circuits published in the literature as well as the author’s personal experience with teaching circuits topics. The ECCE has been given to over 100 students at two universities, and the results published in one peer-reviewed article.
- D. Sokoloff, Teaching Electric Circuit Concepts Using Microcomputer-Based Current/Voltage Probes, presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Microcomputer-Based Laboratories, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992.
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The latest version of the ECCE, released in 1996, is version 1.