Optical concept assessment
Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers
In order to assess student learning of optics, we have created an optics concept assessment exam. Optics is a broad sub-field of physics (wave model of light, ray model of light, mirrors, lenses, interference, etc.) and this exam was designed to assess a broad range of these basic tenets. Testing for common misconceptions while using plain, student language, we have probed to better understand student thinking. We will show our preliminary findings.
Timothy Grove, Mark Masters, and Ernest Behringer (2012).
Optical concept assessment. Presented at Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Philadelphia, PA.