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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 =