As I’ve mentioned, I’m spending some time this summer preparing for the AP Physics B course that we will be teaching for the first time this fall. I recently finished creating the assessments for this course.
With one exception (fluids multiple choice), all questions are from previous AP Physics B exams. Thanks to the handy indexes available from Secure PGP, it was relatively easy to review relevant questions and problems and choose those I wanted.
While compiling the assessments, I refined the granularity of the units a bit.
- Special Relativity
- Statics and Dynamics
- Fluid Mechanics
- Work, Energy, Power
- Linear Momentum
- Oscillations, Gravity, Waves
- Capstone Project
- Electric Circuits
- Magnetic Fields and Electromagnetism
- Geometric Optics
- Physical Optics
- Particle Physics
- Atomic Physics and Quantum Effects
- Nuclear Physics
For each unit, I compiled a quiz that contains representative free response problems to be used as a formative assessment. I then created an end-of-unit exam consisting of multiple choice and free response questions. The exam is intended to be completed in a 50-minute class period or less. To support the flavor of standards-based grading that I’m using in this class, I also created a reassessment consisting of multiple choice and free response questions. Scoring rubrics for all free response questions have also been compiled for each assessment.
I uploaded the assessments as an archive for each semester to Secure PGP. I included the original Pages documents as well as versions exported as PDFs and Word files. I hope that some of you find these helpful. Please let me know if you find any mistakes.