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Semester

Number of sections taught*

Number of matched students**

(Response Rate)

Pre-test

average (%)

Post-test average (%)

Average normalized gain g***

(DEW Rate)

Standard error of g****

Fall 2012

PHY 111

1

Traditional

39 (20%)

8.85

13.87

0.26

DEW: 35%

0.03

Fall 2012 PHY 121

1

Traditional

62 (33%)

13.95

18.03

0.36

DEW: 34%

0.05

Fall 2012

PHY 150

1

Traditional

5 (21%)

19.40

23.60

0.53

DEW: 56%

0.24

Fall 2012

PHY 131

1

Traditional

37 (19%)

7.81

10.05

0.10

DEW: 9%

0.16

Fall 2012

PHY 151

1

Reformed

21 (75%)

8.43

16.24

0.37

DEW: 28%

0.24

Spring 2013

PHY 121

2

With LAs

298 (76%)

15.84

19.41

0.26

DEW: 9%

0.02

Spring 2013

PHY 121

1

Traditional

31 (28%)

14.68

17.29

0.29

DEW: 19%

0.05

Spring 2013

PHY 150

1

Reformed

27 (77%)

19.36

23.50

0.36

DEW: 17%

0.09

Spring 2013

PHY 112

1

Traditional

16 (18%)

6.19

9.13

0.12

DEW: 14%

0.03

Spring 2013

PHY 151

1

Reformed

6 (50%)

10.83

16.33

0.29

DEW: 17%

0.12

PHY 111: General Physics I: Mechanics. Non-calculus. Most pre-med majors take this course.

PHY 112: General Physics I: E&M. Non-calculus. Continuation of PHY 111

PHY 121: University Physics I: Mechanics. Calculus-based physics. Mostly engineering majors.

PHY 131: University Physics II: E&M. Continuation of PHY 121

PHY 150: Physics I: Mechanics. Calculus based physics for majors and minors.

PHY 151: Physics II: E&M. Continuation of PHY 121.

The "Number of matched students" column includes the response rate in parentheses. For example, in Fall 2012 PHY 111, 20% of the enrolled students took both the pre- and post-tests and also agreed to be included in the study (IRB requirement).

The "Average normalized gain" column includes DEW rates. The DEW rate is the percentage of students who received a grade of D, E, or W.

The FCI was used in the mechanics courses (PHY 111, 121, 150), and the BEMA was used in the E&M courses (PHY 112, 131, 151).

*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 =