(Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research)

Definitions or Descriptions of the different task formats

Magnetism TIPERs (updated August 1, 2002)

Electrostatic TIPERs (new project started on June 1, 2002)

Magnetism TIPERs Assessment Tool and Answer Key (both password protected pdf files- contact curth@jjc.cc.il.us for keyword), and blank Answer Sheet. (updated 4/4/02)

PowerPoint slides (pdf) from Curtis J. Hieggelke's Talk on "Assessing Student Understanding in Magnetism" at the 125th AAPT National Meeting on August 3-7, 2002 at Boise, ID. Note that this talk is password protected, please contact curth@jjc.edu for key word (physics teachers only). (posted on August 1, 2002)

PowerPoint slides (pdf) from Curtis J. Hieggelke's Invited Talk & Mini-workshop on "Tools for Learning and Informative Assessment" at Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Roundtable on the Future: Assessment in the Service of Student Learning held at Duke University on March 1-3, 2002

CaFD Newsletter     Curriculum and Faculty Development Newsletters. See David P. Maloney's articles on

"Conceptual Understanding and Problem Solving" (Spring 1993 CaFD Newsletter), "Meaningful-Meaningless Calculations" (Winter 1993/94 CaFD Newsletter), "Developing Conceptual Exercises" (Winter 1994/ 95 CaFD Newsletter), "Bar Graphs for Ideal Gas Processes" (page 9, Summer 1997 CaFD Newsletter)