Conceptual inventories (CIs) are designed to identify critical, common misconceptions among students.
Anderson, D. L., Fisher, K. M., & Norman, G. J. (2002). Development and evaluation of the conceptual inventory of natural selection. Journal of research in science teaching, 39(10), 952-978.
Baum, D. A., Smith, S. D., & Donovan, S. S. (2005). The tree-thinking challenge. Science, 310(5750), 979-980.
Bowling, B. V., Acra, E. E., Wang, L., Myers, M. F., Dean, G. E., Markle, G. C., ... & Huether, C. A. (2008). Development and evaluation of a genetics literacy assessment instrument for undergraduates. Genetics, 178(1), 15-22.
Bretz, S. L., & Linenberger, K. J. (2012). Development of the enzyme–substrate interactions concept inventory. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 40(4), 229-233.
Fisher, K. M., Williams, K. S., & Lineback, J. E. (2011). Osmosis and diffusion conceptual assessment. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 10(4), 418-429.
Hartley, L. M., Wilke, B. J., Schramm, J. W., D'Avanzo, C., & Anderson, C. W. (2011). College students' understanding of the carbon cycle: Contrasting principle-based and informal reasoning. BioScience, 61(1), 65-75.
Kalas, P., O’Neill, A., Pollock, C., & Birol, G. (2013). Development of a meiosis concept inventory. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 655-664.
Klymkowsky, M. W., & Garvin-Doxas, K. (2008). Recognizing student misconceptions through Ed's Tools and the Biology Concept Inventory. PLoS Biol, 6(1), e3.
Lin, S. W. (2004). Development and application of a two-tier diagnostic test for high school students’ understanding of flowering plant growth and development. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2(2), 175-199.
Mann, M., & Treagust, D. F. (1998). A pencil and paper instrument to diagnose students' conceptions of breathing, gas exchange and respiration. Australian Science Teachers Journal, 44(2), 55.
Marbach-Ad, G., Briken, V., El-Sayed, N. M., Frauwirth, K., Fredericksen, B., Hutcheson, S., ... & Mosser, D. (2009). Assessing student understanding of host pathogen interactions using a concept inventory. Journal of microbiology & biology education, 10(1), 43-50.
Nadelson, L. S., & Southerland, S. A. (2009). Development and preliminary evaluation of the measure of understanding of macroevolution: introducing the MUM. The Journal of Experimental Education, 78(2), 151-190.
Odom, A. L. (1995). Secondary & college biology students' misconceptions about diffusion & osmosis. The American Biology Teacher, 409-415.
Perez, K. E., Hiatt, A., Davis, G. K., Trujillo, C., French, D. P., Terry, M., & Price, R. M. (2013). The EvoDevoCI: a concept inventory for gauging students’ understanding of evolutionary developmental biology. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 665-675.
Price, R. M., Andrews, T. C., McElhinny, T. L., Mead, L. S., Abraham, J. K., Thanukos, A., & Perez, K. E. (2014). The genetic drift inventory: A tool for measuring what advanced undergraduates have mastered about genetic drift. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 13(1), 65-75.
Shi, J., Wood, W. B., Martin, J. M., Guild, N. A., Vicens, Q., & Knight, J. K. (2010). A diagnostic assessment for introductory molecular and cell biology. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 9(4), 453-461.
Smith, J. J., Cheruvelil, K. S., & Auvenshine, S. (2013). Assessment of student learning associated with tree thinking in an undergraduate introductory organismal biology course. CBE Life Sciences Education, 12(3), 542–552. http://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.11-08-0066
Smith, M. K., Wood, W. B., & Knight, J. K. (2008). The genetics concept assessment: a new concept inventory for gauging student understanding of genetics. CBE-life sciences Education, 7(4), 422-430.
Villafañe, S. M., Bailey, C. P., Loertscher, J., Minderhout, V., & Lewis, J. E. (2011). Development and analysis of an instrument to assess student understanding of foundational concepts before biochemistry coursework. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 39(2), 102-109.
Wang, J. R. (2004). Development and validation of a two-tier instrument to examine understanding of internal transport in plants and the human circulatory system. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2(2), 131-157.
Cloonan, C. A., & Hutchinson, J. S. (2011). A chemistry concept reasoning test. Chemistry Education Research And Practice, 12(2), 205-209.
Krause, S., Birk, J., Bauer, R., Jenkins, B., & Pavelich, M. J. (2004, October). Development, testing, and application of a chemistry concept inventory. In Frontiers in Education, 2004. FIE 2004. 34th Annual (pp. T1G-1). IEEE.
McClary, L. M., & Bretz, S. L. (2012). Development and assessment of a diagnostic tool to identify organic chemistry students’ alternative conceptions related to acid strength. International Journal of Science Education, 34(15), 2317-2341.
Mulford, D. R., & Robinson, W. R. (2002). An inventory for alternate conceptions among first-semester general chemistry students. Journal of Chemical Education, 79(6), 739-744.
Herman, G. L. (2011). The development of a digital logic concept inventory (doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Knudson, D., Noffal, G., Bauer, J., McGinnis, P., Bird, M., Chow, J., & Abendroth‐Smith, J. (2003). Development and evaluation of a biomechanics concept inventory. Sports Biomechanics, 2(2), 267-277.
Krause, S., Decker, J. C., & Griffin, R. (2003, November). Using a materials concept inventory to assess conceptual gain in introductory materials engineering courses. In Frontiers in Education, 2003. FIE 2003 33rd Annual (Vol. 1, pp. T3D-7). IEEE.
Martin, J., Mitchell, J., & Newell, T. (2003, November). Development of a concept inventory for fluid mechanics. In Frontiers in Education, 2003. FIE 2003 33rd Annual (Vol. 1, pp. T3D-23). IEEE.
Simoni, M. F., Herniter, M. E., & Ferguson, B. A. (2004, June). Concepts to questions: Creating an electronics concept inventory exam. In Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition.
Steif, P. S., & Dantzler, J. A. (2005). A statics concept inventory: Development and psychometric analysis. Journal of Engineering Education, 94(4), 363-371.
Streveler, R. A., Miller, R. L., Santiago-Román, A. I., Nelson, M. A., Geist, M. R., & Olds, B. M. (2011). Rigorous methodology for concept inventory development: Using the ‘assessment triangle’ to develop and test the thermal and transport science concept inventory (TTCI). International Journal of Engineering Education, 27(5), 968-984.
Wage, K. E., Buck, J. R., Welch, T. B., & Wright, C. H. (2002, June). The signals and systems concept inventory. In Proceedings, ASEE Annual Conference.
Allen, k. (2006). The statistics concept inventory: development and analysis of a cognitive assessment instrument in statistics (doctoral dissertation, University of Oklahoma).
Epstein, J. (2007, September). Development and validation of the Calculus Concept Inventory. In Proceedings of the ninth international conference on mathematics education in a global community (Vol. 9, pp. 165-170). Charlotte, NC.
Gray, G. L., Costanzo, F., Evans, D., Cornwell, P., Self, B., & Lane, J. L. (2005, June). The dynamics concept inventory assessment test: A progress report and some results. In American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. (Request access by visiting https://sites.esm.psu.edu/dci/)
Hestenes, D., Wells, M., & Swackhamer, G. (1992). Force concept inventory. The Physics Teacher, 30(3), 141-158.
Nieminen, P., Savinainen, A., & Viiri, J. (2010). Force concept inventory-based multiple-choice test for investigating students’ representational consistency. Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research, 6(2), 020109.
Singh, C., & Rosengrant, D. (2003). Multiple-choice test of energy and momentum concepts. American Journal of Physics, 71(6), 607-617.
Thoads, T. R., & Roedel, R. J. (1999, November). The wave concept inventory-a cognitive instrument based on Bloom's taxonomy. In Frontiers in Education Conference, 1999. FIE'99. 29th Annual (Vol. 3, pp. 13C1-14). IEEE.
Yeo, S., & Zadnik, M. (2001). Introductory thermal concept evaluation: Assessing students' understanding. The Physics Teacher, 39(8), 496-504.
Bailey, J. M., Johnson, B., Prather, E. E., & Slater, T. F. (2012). Development and validation of the star properties concept inventory. International Journal of Science Education, 34(14), 2257-2286.
Libarkin, 2008. Concept Inventories in Science: Manuscript prepared for the National Research Council
Libarkin, J. C., & Anderson, S. W. (2005). Assessment of learning in entry-level geoscience courses: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory. Journal of Geoscience Education, 53(4), 394-401.
LoPresto, M. C., & Murrell, S. R. (2011). An astronomical misconceptions survey. Journal of College Science Teaching, 40(5), 14-22
Williamson, K. E., Willoughby, S., & Prather, E. E. (2013). Development of the Newtonian gravity concept inventory. Astronomy Education Review, 12(1), 010107.
Computer Science Assessments
Computer Science (University of Pittsburgh) Collection of assessments in computer science – measuring content knowledge, affect/attitude and self-efficacy.
Engineering Conceptual Inventory Bank (Texas A&M University) List of conceptual inventories spanning a broad range of disciplines in engineering; actual items available upon request only.
Mathematics (University of Pittsburgh) Collection of assessments in mathematics – measuring content knowledge and affect/attitude.
Biological Sciences (University of Pittsburgh) Collection of assessments in biological sciences – measuring content knowledge, affect/attitude and self-efficacy.
Biology (San Diego State University) Annotated collection of research articles (with and without actual items) on the development and implementation of conceptual inventories for various Biology topics.
Geological Sciences (University of Pittsburgh) Collection of assessments in biological sciences – measuring content knowledge and affect/attitude.
Chemistry (University of Pittsburgh) Collection of assessments in biological sciences – measuring content knowledge, meta-cognitive skills, affect/attitude and self-efficacy.
Physics (University of Pittsburgh) Collection of assessments in Physics – measuring content knowledge in a broad range of topics (i.e. mechanics, electricity & magnetism, heat, temperature and thermodynamics, modern physics, quantum mechanics, astronomy, waves), affect/attitude and self-efficacy.
PhysPort Assessments Ninety-six research based assessments in physics with a wiki-style search feature where users can choose assessment focus, format, and research validation.
Physical Sciences (The University of Edinburgh) Collection of assessments across 11 topics in the Physical Sciences.