Research-based Assessments

We have developed three assessment tools for evaluating undergraduate physics lab courses:

The E-CLASS was developed as a broadly applicable assessment tool for undergraduate physics lab courses. At the beginning and end of the semester, the E-CLASS assesses students' views about their strategies, habits of mind, and attitudes when doing experiments in lab classes.

The Modeling Assessment for Physics Laboratory Experiments (MAPLE) is an assessment that has been developed to measure students' processes of modeling in Advanced Lab classes focusing on either Electronics or Optics.

Currently under development, SPRUCE will measure student learning connected to measurement uncertainty at the introductory undergraduate level in the context of experimental physics.