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Assessment
PH101 - General Physics I (non-calc) - studio. Revised by addition of LAs. FCI
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 |
2 |
126 |
25.6 |
44.7 |
0.28 |
Not available |
Spring, 2013 |
1 |
44 |
32 |
52 |
0.30 |
0.04 |
Fall, 2013 |
1 |
43 |
41 |
57 |
0.30 |
0.034 |
Spring, 2014 |
1 |
45 |
31.7 |
58.3 |
0.42 |
0.032 |
PH102 - General Physics II (non-cal) - studio. Revised by addition of LAs. CSEM
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 |
35 |
23.8 |
46.8 |
0.31 |
0.04 |
Spring, 2013 |
1 |
57 |
23.1 |
49.1 |
0.34 |
Not available |
Fall, 2013 |
2 |
41 |
24.7 |
37.5 |
0.17 |
0.027 |
Spring, 2014 |
2 |
157 |
27.5 |
42.9 |
0.223 |
0.016 |
PH105/125 - General Physics w/ Calculus I (incl. honors version) - studio. Mostly engineering students, but includes physics majors. Revised by addition of LAs. FCI
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 |
2 |
98 |
39.3 |
55.8 |
0.26 |
0.042 |
Spring, 2013 |
2 |
94 |
50.9 |
74.2 |
0.459 |
0.041 |
Fall, 2013 |
2 |
204 |
48.3 |
60.0 |
0.260 |
0.022 |
Spring, 2014 |
2 |
219 |
45.3 |
57.8 |
0.234 |
0.018 |
PH106/126 - General Physics w/ Calculus II (incl. honors version) - studio. Mostly engineering students, but includes physics majors. Revised by addition of LAs. CSEM
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 |
2 |
92 |
29.9 |
55.0 |
0.362 |
0.033 |
Spring, 2013 |
2 |
111 |
26.5 |
52.5 |
0.36 |
Not available |
Fall, 2013 |
3 |
80 |
36.2 |
57.2 |
0.330 |
0.025 |
Spring, 2014 |
3 |
88 |
31.5 |
47.2 |
0.235 |
0.021 |
PH115 - Conceptual Physics (PET). Taken primarily by elementary education majors. FCI
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 |
0 |
Not available |
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Spring, 2013 |
1 |
26 |
20.0 |
35.9 |
0.22 |
Not available |
Spring, 2014 |
1 |
27 |
22.6 |
34.5 |
0.155 |
0.023 |
Note: e-CLASS was given for PH4/582 I&II and CLASS was given for PH4/582 IV.
*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 =