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PHYS 151: Calculus-based Mechanics using Matter & Interaction

Semester

Number of sections taught*

Number of matched students**

Pre-test

average (%)

Post-test average (%)

Average normalized gain g***

Standard error of g****

Fall 2010 (FCI)

3

158

37

47

0.17

0.02

Fall 2010

(CLASS)

3

158

55

56

0.02

0.09

Spr 2011 (FCI)

3

174

11

14

0.14

0.004

Spr 2011

(CLASS)

3

174

56.2

55.3

-0.002

0.05

Fall 2011(FCI)

3

207

35.4

48.1

0.212

0.02

Fall 2011 (CLASS)

3

207

57.5

55.6

-0.04

0.02

Spr 2012

(FCI)

4

184

36.0

47.2

0.17

0.02

Spr 2012

(CLASS)

4

184

58.1

61.2

0.07

0.02

Fall 2012 (FCI)

4

141

36

50

0.236

0.029

Fall 2012 (CLASS)

4

141

60.5

61.9

0.047

0.009

Spr 2013 (FCI)

4

215

39.4

47.1

0.127

0.019

Spr 2013 (CLASS)

4

144

59.3

60.3

0.025

0.01

PHYS 152: Calculus-based E&M using Matter & Interaction

Semester

Number of sections taught*

Number of matched students**

Pre-test

average (%)

Post-test average (%)

Average normalized gain g***

Standard error of g****

Fall 2010

(BEMA)

3

86

24

37

0.17

0.05

Fall 2010

(CLASS)

3

86

53

53

0.00

0.02

Spr 2011

(BEMA)

4

70

7.47

9.68

0.091

0.004

Spr 2011

(CLASS)

4

70

55.3

55.5

0.004

0.1

Fall 2011

(BEMA)

3

135

25

32

0.091

0.2

Fall 2011

(CLASS)

3

135

57.7

51.8

-5.9

0.1

Spr 2012

(BEMA)

3

129

21.0

32.7

0.14

0.02

Spr 2012

(CLASS)

3

129

55.3

57.4

0.04

0.02

Fall 2012 (BEMA)

3

103

20.9

34.1

0.16

0.017

Fall 2012 (CLASS)

3

103

59.6

56.5

-0.08

0.01

Spr 2013 (BEMA)

3

117

23.2

33.6

0.133

0.018

Spr 2013 (CLASS)

3

117

62.4

60.4

-0.05

0.01

Commentary on Course Assessment:

The department implemented the new curriculum with Matter & Interaction in 2007-08. Hence, c ourse reform was not proposed for the PhysTEC. However , several faculty have initiated the revision of calculus- and algebra-based introductory physics courses as a result of PhysTEC and the close collaborations with Science Education faculty .

Note: CLASS data reporting % "favorable" in "overall" category.

*If multiple sections of a course are taught by different instructors in a particular semester, please separate assessment data from sections taught by instructors who employ reformed or interactive curriculum and teaching methods and data from sections taught by instructors who employ traditional curriculum and teaching methods.

**If possible, calculate average scores only from students whose pre-tests and post-tests can be matched.

***Use the following formula to calculate the average normalize gain for matched pre- and post-test pairs:

Average normalized gain g =

****Standard error =