Content Assessment Resources
North Carolina State University
Assessment Instrument Information Page lists student assessments for many areas of physics.
University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group (PERG)
A discussion of surveys and assessments for evaluating understanding of physics-related concepts.
Arizona State Physics Education Research page
Assessments and programs developed at Arizona State University, including the Force Concept Inventory. This page also includes published research articles.
“Interactive-engagement vs traditional methods: A six-thousand student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses.”
This seminal paper show that teaching methods affect student conceptual understanding of introductory mechanics.
R. R. Hake, American Journal of Physics 66, 64-74 (1998).
“Force, ontology and language.” This paper “introduces a linguistic framework through which one can interpret systematically students’ understanding of and reasoning about force and motion.”
Brookes, D. & Etkina, E., Physical Review, Special Topics, Physics Education Research, 5, 010110 (2009).