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We collected data only for the Thinking Physics course, which is aimed at students who intend to major in physics or engineering, but are underprepared to enroll in the introductory calculus-based physics course. This was the first time offering the course.

Semester

Number of sections taught*

Number of matched students**

Pre-test

average (%)

Post-test average (%)

Average normalized gain g***

Standard error of g****

Fall 2012

1

5

29.3%

53.9%

0.45

0.12

*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 =