Optics Concept Assessment: an Evaluation Tool
2010 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers
In order to assess student learning of optics, we have created a preliminary optics concept assessment exam. As optics is a broad field (wave nature of light, ray model of light, mirrors, lenses, interference, etc.), the exam is subdivided into multiple sections. In this way, it is possible to omit the uncovered sections. In the test we probe for common misconceptions, and discovered unexpected ones. We will show our initial findings as well as provide some indication of our philosophy in the design of the exam.
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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Physics | Science and Mathematics Education
Timothy Grove and Mark Masters (2010).
Optics Concept Assessment: an Evaluation Tool. Presented at 2010 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Portland, OR.